Thank heavens for Wendy Shanker: She’s written a  manifesto for all of us who are sick of obsessing over our bodies. Armed with hilarious wit, she covers everything from her own struggles with weight, to diet conspiracy theories, to the idea that “fat” can also be a state of mind—all as though you’re having a 3 a.m. dorm room chat. You just want to say to her, “Oh, sister . . . I’ve been there too!”

April 2004


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