Stick Figure by Lori Gottlieb
A Diary of My Former Self

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Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
 

About Lori Gottlieb

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Lori Gottlieb, a medical student at Stanford University, is a former Hollywood executive. Her work has appeared in Salon, Slate, and Daily Variety, among other publications. She lives in California.
 
Published March 8, 2000 by Simon & Schuster. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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After happening upon the diary she kept when she was 11 years old, Gottlieb was moved to publish this chronicle of her struggle with anorexia nearly 20 years after she wrote it. In the late 1970s, she

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After happening upon the diary she kept when she was 11 years old, Gottlieb was moved to publish this chronicle of her struggle with anorexia nearly 20 years after she wrote it.

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She infuses her younger self with wit sharpened by hindsight: '''Meals are highly charged events in your family,' Dr. Gold said, like if you ate dinner at my house your hair would stand up and you'd get electrocuted.'' Stick Figure stands out as a fresh, edgy take — not just on anorexia but on th...

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