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by Lori Gottlieb

  • Author: Lori Gottlieb
  • ISBN: 0684863588
  • ISBN13: 978-0684863580
  • ePub: 1159 kb | FB2: 1845 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Specific Groups
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 8, 2000)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self ePub download

Stick Figure takes you on a personal journey through preteen anorexia and . The Washington Post Book World. Gottlieb is full of surprising insights

Stick Figure takes you on a personal journey through preteen anorexia and into the internal and cultural dynamics that shape i. Gottlieb is full of surprising insights. The San Francisco Chronicle. When Lori Gottlieb was 11 years old, she started writing in a diary about the world around her. These observations combine with the emotional honesty of an 11 year old, and a wit and intelligence rare in even adult memoirs. The Examiner Sunday Magazine (Australia). Smart, funny, and compasionate.

As rife with wry humor as it is lacking in self-pity, this fast-paced chronicle of late-1970s adolescent anorexia is narrated with a light touch, and yet is chilling and poignant in its straightforward simplicity. Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, People, Slate, Self, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times.

Stick Figure is a surprisingly upbeat memoir, mainly due to Gottlieb's descriptions of her upper-crust parents .

Stick Figure is a surprisingly upbeat memoir, mainly due to Gottlieb's descriptions of her upper-crust parents: "Mom and I usually don't like the same movies. From Publishers Weekly. 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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Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, People, Slate, Self, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times

Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, People, Slate, Self, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times. Библиографические данные. Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self. Издание: перепечатанное, переиздание.

Автор: Gottlieb Lori Название: Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self Издательство: Simon . Another book says that once you start losing weight, everyone will ask, How did you do it? but you shouldnt tell them because its your little secret.

Another book says that once you start losing weight, everyone will ask, How did you do it? but you shouldnt tell them because its your little secret. Then right above that part it says, New York Times bestseller.

Stick Figure: A Diary of my former self By Lori Gottlie.

Gottlieb, nearing thirty years old, discovered her childhood diaries in a. .

This book is "based on diaries" she wrote when she was diagnosed with and underwent treatment for anorexia nervosa. Lori's diary entries are filled with astute observations of adults (teachers, parents, relatives, medical personnel, even a television star she meets, Jaclyn Smith) and classmates. She is wry and witty. Self-denial, obsession with calories (that she believes can even be gained by breathing), and secret exercising lead to an alarming weight loss in this already skinny kid.

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Lori Gottlieb is a pr.Hilarious book but sad to think that an 11 year old girl can become anorexic. Brookie, July 1, 2007.

Living in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, an elevenyearold girl faced the pressures of her environment to be perfect in weight and presentation, yet when things got out of control, she needed help to return to normal and get a hold of her life once more.
Dangerous
I enjoyed this book, but I don't feel like it is the best representation of eating disorders. I have read several other books on EDs and I have many friends who also suffer from EDs, and the description in this book does not seem to be an average version of events. I am by no means saying that Lori Gottlieb did not experience things in the way described within this memoire, but I'm not sure that it is the best book to chose if you are looking for a way to understand EDs.
Goldfury
I highly recommend this book to all people who have any 11 year olds in their life. Lori's 11 year old mind reflects what any bright, thoughtful, questioning 11 year old might think if only she/he allowed herself to think out loud. The conclusions she comes to based on her observations of adult behavior are hysterically funny and frightenly accurate. Many of these refer to food, but other's are just about life in general.
While especially helpful to anyone wanting to understand the beginnings of eating disordered thinking, this book is just a plain good read for anyone who enjoys seeing life from another's perspective.
Thanks to Lori for sharing this part of her life with us.
Celen
My heart goes out to this woman. I'm usually a faithful fiction reader, but after adding Stick Figure to my collection, I'm now making it an effort to read more autobiographies and memoirs. Lori takes her readers back to 1978 and immerses us in her world and into her painful realization: she is 11 years old and fat. Although Lori's story has a happy ending, Stick Figure allows many of us to grasp the thought processes behind anorexia nervosa and possibly equip some of us with enough knoweldge to recognize the problem.
If you are suffering with anorexia or if you know someone else who has it or is on the brink, then it is imperative that you read this book. I believe that it is powerful enough to influence behaviors. Also, it is dramatic enough to make a killer DI for all you speech and debate people out there.
Anarus
Lori Gottlieb has a real talent for writing the truth and making you laugh about it. I liked this book enough that I reread it, which is not something I tend to do. This book isn't a sob story, but the story of an eleven-year-old that is trying to find self worth in a world of nose jobs, crash diets and expensive designer outfits. The way Gottlieb portrays her family as well as herself is comical, yet she still somehow manages to get you to think about the tougher issues. I would highly recommend this book.
Knights from Bernin
I appreciate this book for the way it is written (it really is Gottlieb's childhood journal and she was a smart, funny kid) but I'm not sure it's a valuable account of anorexia. She felt pressure to be thin so she stopped eating. Then she realized it was wrong and started again. If this was really all there was to anorexia, if one could just decide logically to stop it, people wouldn't die of it. Just the same, there are worse ways to spend an evening than reading this. More interesting than her anorexia is her insight into how American women treat men like infants.
Qwne
Funny, honest, heartbreaking at times, this is a book every young person should read. And every parent, and teacher as well. Written with clarity, and amazing detail.
Pringles
I heard good things about this book, but it was horrible and boring and not all that well written. I wouldn't recommend it.
These are the diaries of an eleven year old girl. It must have taken huge amount of courage on Lori Gottlieb's part to publish these. I read it in one night, promising myself "One more chapter then sleep." But when the chapter ended I needed to know what happened next. I laughed at certained parts, and I teared up at others - she was quite the charming eleven year old.

Her environment was ripe for her to develop an ED, and seems mildly pushed to do so by her mother. Who may not have realized at the time, but led a wonderful example. The biggest downfall of this book, is that it is seems atypical of eating disorders. Lori is found out early on and is fed up with it sooner than most. It is inspiring though. You can see the way the imbalances caused by malnurshiment play out in her behaviour.

I remember reading the portion about Lori looking at herself in the mirror of the resturaunt in a Teen Magazine years ago. I was amazed it was in this book. At the time, it had spoken to me and it was nice to see it again.

I really recommend this book.
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