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The Good Body

by Eve Ensler - £9.99  Arrow Books (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099476528 | ISBN 10: 0099476525

Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues is back with another round of poignant and hilarious stories about the secret lives of women! We're told to eat less, weigh less, want more - to have better bums, bigger breasts, better hair, no wrinkles. We wax & pluck & pick & pierce - all in the name of being 'good'.
 
Ensler toured the world asking women about their bodies and gives us their stories: a Puerto Rican's ruminations on fat & family; an LA woman's ultimate concession to her husband; an Indian mother at the Sunrise Gym. She frames these stories with her personal journey, serving up riotous excerpts from her lifelong dialogue with her stomach.
 
We follow her through the serial seductions of low-carb diets, ab rollers and personal trainers, to the wise words of a woman who taught her how to love her body, and see that it was good.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)

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