'It is a book anyone, male or female, young or old, who has ever looked in the mirror and disliked what they see, will identify with ... The writing is vivid and superb, the detail both unflinching and fascinating ... Don t go on some miserable diet this January; read this instead. It will get you through the insanity of the new year, new you frenzy; more importantly, it might help you stop loathing your body.' Sarah Vine, The Times
'This is a funny, intimate account of one woman's turbulent battle with her weight, which examines the relationship between body and mind and challenges our concept of what constitutes a 'normal' body.' Psychologies
'This is a gutsy, brave memoir that, amid the slurry of new year diet books, deserves to be devoured and savoured ... Her self-deprecating nature, sharp eye for detail and troubled personal obsession mean that this memoir is almost pitch-perfect.' Helen Davies, Sunday Times
'A brave, very readable memoir.' Viv Groskop, Observer
'Meticulous and humble memoir ... conveys the lived experience.' --Talitha Stevenson, Financial Times
Navel Gazing by Anne Putnam is a frank, funny and intelligent memoir about body image, weight-loss and a question every woman has pondered: what is normal?