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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 39 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Body Is Not An Apology (Revised and Expanded Second Edition) by Sonya Renee Taylor
    The Body Is Not An Apology (Revised and Expanded Second Edition) - by Sonya Renee Taylor

    £15.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781523090990 | ISBN 10: 1523090995

    A global movement guided by love.   Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with ou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Don
    Women Don't Owe You Pretty - by Florence Given

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781788402118 | ISBN 10: 1788402111

    ‘THE BEAUTY MYTH’ FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION "Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation."(Evening Standard) Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl
    Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically - by Stephanie Yeboah

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784883447 | ISBN 10: 1784883441

    Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around bod ... more

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  • Cover image of book What We
    What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241987605 | ISBN 10: 0241987601

    14 COUNTRIES, 42 WOMEN - FROM PERIODS TO ORGASMS TO FGM. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERSHARING. "Nimko's book is going to shift the conversation around women's bodies. Our bodies, and everything they do, make us who we are"(Amika George, founder of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You by Sofie Hagen
    Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You - by Sofie Hagen

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780008293901 | ISBN 10: 0008293902

    ‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’   In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she remove ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope for Recovery: Stories of Healing from Eating Disorders by Christina Tinker and Catherine Brown (Editors)
    Hope for Recovery: Stories of Healing from Eating Disorders - by Christina Tinker and Catherine Brown (Editors)

    £16.95   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780578533513 | ISBN 10: 0578533510

    The statistics regarding eating disorders are staggering. 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from eating disorders and every 62 minutes, a person dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. In fact, there is a higher mortality rate from ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon
    Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim - by Leah Vernon

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780807012628 | ISBN 10: 0807012629

    A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.   Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bodies by Susie Orbach
    Bodies - by Susie Orbach

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788162883 | ISBN 10: 1788162889

    In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, and eating problems - fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book What We
    What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241292624 | ISBN 10: 024129262x

    14 countries, 42 women, each with a story no one has heard before.   What do you do when you're living on the streets and on your period? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? How do we learn to love our bodies again a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Womanhood: The Bare Reality by Laura Dodsworth
    Womanhood: The Bare Reality - by Laura Dodsworth

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780664651 | ISBN 10: 1780664656

    100 women bare all in an empowering collection of photographs and interviews about Womanhood.  Vagina, vulva, lady garden, pussy, beaver, cunt, fanny… whatever you call it most women have no idea what’s ‘down there’. Culturally and pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Have The Right To Remain Fat: A Manifesto by Virgie Tovar
    You Have The Right To Remain Fat: A Manifesto - by Virgie Tovar

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911545163 | ISBN 10: 1911545167

    An inspiring feminist manifesto calling for the end of oppressive diet culture - and embracing and accepting bodies of all sizes.   Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh
    Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want - by Ruby Tandoh

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781259603 | ISBN 10: 1781259607

    TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - by Roxane Gay

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472153791 | ISBN 10: 1472153790

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln
    Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women - by Renee Engeln

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780062469786 | ISBN 10: 0062469789

    An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the obsession over body image in today's generation of women is an epidemic that is harming their ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives in this powerful, eye ... more

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  • Cover image of book Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live by Megan Jayne Crabbe
    Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live - by Megan Jayne Crabbe

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785041327 | ISBN 10: 1785041320

    If you're tired of being at war with your body, then this book is for you.   We've been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio
    A Beautiful Work In Progress - by Mirna Valerio

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781503943391 | ISBN 10: 1503943399

    Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”   Valerio has tied on her ru ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions by Isabella Bunnell
    Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions - by Isabella Bunnell

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908714473 | ISBN 10: 1908714476

    Vajournal is a canvas on which to explore feminist rage.   Thought-provoking activities ask readers to list all the people they have ever slept with, describe their worst and best sexual experiences, draw their breasts and pubic hair, explore ... more

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  • Cover image of book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe
    Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body - by Sara Pascoe

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571325245 | ISBN 10: 0571325246

    Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe.   Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life by Mel Wells
    The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life - by Mel Wells

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781807125 | ISBN 10: 1781807124

    If you've ever struggled with diets, food, body image or your weight, then The Goddess Revolution is your new handbook for life. Imagine how much you would fall in love with your life again if you weren't so consumed by negative thoughts about food, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dietland by Sarai Walker
    Dietland - by Sarai Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782399292 | ISBN 10: 1782399291

    The wickedly funny feminist revenge fantasy debut novel we've all been waiting for. "A call to arms. Devious, subversive, delightful"(Alice Sebold) Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be ju ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to My Fanny by Cherry Healey
    Letters to My Fanny - by Cherry Healey

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405919791 | ISBN 10: 1405919795

    In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions.   "This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it's several letters - to every part f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope by Nancy Tucker
    The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope - by Nancy Tucker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785780417 | ISBN 10: 1785780417

    When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didnt know why, she wrote: I want to be thin. Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
    The Beauty Myth - by Naomi Wolf

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099595748 | ISBN 10: 0099595745

    The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity.  Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma - how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hallelujah for 50ft Women: Poems About Women
    Hallelujah for 50ft Women: Poems About Women's Relationship to Their Bodies - by Raving Beauties

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780371559 | ISBN 10: 1780371551

    Raving Beauties womens theatre company was born out of a deep sense of frustration with domesticity, naivete and a burning need for a creative outlet. It led to an enormous personal, political and professional learning curve. Hallelujah for 50ft Wom ... more

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  • Cover image of book Body Respect by Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor
    Body Respect - by Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781940363196 | ISBN 10: 1940363195

    Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You've heard it before: there's a global health crisis, and, unless we m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age by Alison Phipps
    The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age - by Alison Phipps

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780745648880 | ISBN 10: 0745648886

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowerin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends by Janet Treasure and June Alexander
    Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends - by Janet Treasure and June Alexander

    £23.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780415633673 | ISBN 10: 0415633672

    The highly respected and widely known Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Sufferers and Friends was written in 1997. This long-awaited new edition builds on the work of the first book, providing essential new and updated research outcomes on anore ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ministry of Thin: How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control by Emma Woolf
    The Ministry of Thin: How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control - by Emma Woolf

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849534123 | ISBN 10: 1849534128

    Losing weight has become the modern womans holy grail everything will be better when were thin. Were 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 wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vagina: A Cultural History by Naomi Wolf
    Vagina: A Cultural History - by Naomi Wolf

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844086894 | ISBN 10: 1844086895

    An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Body Image in the Primary School by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland
    Body Image in the Primary School - by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland

    £24.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415561914 | ISBN 10: 0415561914

    * The average child watches between 20,000 and 40,000 adverts a year. * Girls as young as six are cutting down on what they eat to stay thinner. * Three quarters of ten and eleven year olds would like to change their appearance.  Body image ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi
    Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain - by Portia de Rossi

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857204110 | ISBN 10: 0857204114

    "I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair by Karin Lesnik-Oberstein
    The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair - by Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719083235 | ISBN 10: 0719083230

    This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about body ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bodies by Susie Orbach
    Bodies - by Susie Orbach

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846680298 | ISBN 10: 1846680298

    In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, while eating problems from bulimia to obesity are growing daily, affectin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eating Myself by Candida Crewe
    Eating Myself - by Candida Crewe

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747585626 | ISBN 10: 0747585628

    Beautifully written and wickedly honest, a memoir of one womans normal-abnormal relationship with food.  Candida Crewe's relationship with food is anxiety-ridden. In fact, is there anything normal about any womans relationship with th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body by Courtney Martin
    Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body - by Courtney Martin

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780749928131 | ISBN 10: 0749928131

    Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with women from various socio-economic backgrounds, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters lays bare a stark new world culture of eating disorders, food and body issues that affect virtually all of today ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fat Chicks Rule: How To Survive in a Thin-Centred World by Lara Frater
    Fat Chicks Rule: How To Survive in a Thin-Centred World - by Lara Frater

    £11.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780975251713 | ISBN 10: 0975251716

    The ultimate - and only - guide on how to live the big girl's life with style and flair, Fat Chicks Rule is an informative gem that provides the truth on what every plus-size woman needs to know in order to navigate in today's fat phobic world. Exper ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Body by Eve Ensler
    The Good Body - by Eve Ensler

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - 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 wrinkle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Self-Harm Behaviour & Eating Disorders: Dynamics, Assessment & Treatment by John L Levitt et al (editors)
    Self-Harm Behaviour & Eating Disorders: Dynamics, Assessment & Treatment - by John L Levitt et al (editors)

    £40.00   hardback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780415946988 | ISBN 10: 0415946980

    The number of eating disorders patients presenting with symptoms of self-harm is growing quickly. This book explores this prevalent but largely uncharted relationship. A renowned group of international scholars and practitioners address the subject ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body by Brenda Richardson and Elaine Rehr
    101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body - by Brenda Richardson and Elaine Rehr

    £11.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780060956677 | ISBN 10: 0060956674

    Sit up straight so your tummy doesn't hang out. Thin is always in. You look so much prettier when you smile. Guys like girls with big boobs. Now that you've got your period, you's better be careful. I'd kill to have legs like yours.  With negat ... more

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