The Ministry of Thin

How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control
Author(s): Emma Woolf
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2014
Product Number: EB00650385
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619023970
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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We're obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we'll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian-with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?