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A Quick Peek at something Real Gorgeous
"A hilarious and empowering book for girls and women who are insecure about their body image. Take it from Kaz Cooke: "There are millions of gorgeous body shapes. Yours is one of them. Dieting doesn't work. Your thighs are pretty cute. Exercise should be fun not duty. Cheap cosmetics can be as good as expensive ones. Advertising lies. Plastic surgery sucks. Modeling can be miserable. You can recover from an eating disorder. You can read magazines and watch television critically. You can fight the Body Police."
At last, here is a book that tells you how to be friends with your body. Real Gorgeous is a big, funny, reassuring read about fashion fibs and diet myths - and the truth about, among other things, push-ups, push-up bras, and the great cellulite scam. It is meticulously researched and sensible, but it avoids impenetrable theory and instead embraces the fun of clothes, makeup, and life in general.
Packed with jokes, Cooke's own cartoons, and practical ways to find real self-esteem and avoid freak-outs and rip-offs, Real Gorgeous is easy to read, relevant, and an indispensable boost for women aged 11 to 111." ~Amazon.com official page
Your humble literature section editor here, here to offer up some solid reads for the summer months ahead - because heaven knows I won't be caught dead outside the air conditioning. This month's featured author is Kaz Cooke – a plus-sized author who takes no prisoners and writes with a certain wit and charm which is both disarming and endearing. Her engrossing, well-researched style makes her an asset to the size-acceptance community and her prolific and engaging writing is a must-have for anyone, lean or large. I cannot sing her praises quite enough for her upbeat, positive energy and her writing just oozes with passion and finesse. That's why Kaz Cooke is my featured author this go-around!
Submitted by: Jeff M.
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!"
"We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege."