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Important insights for the Ally MacBeal generation,
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This review is from: Good Girls Do Swallow: The Darkly Comic True Story of How One Woman Stopped Hating Her Body (Paperback)
Like a lot of women, Rachael Oakes-Ash has struggled with her weight for her entire life. Finally, in her mid-thirties, she has realised that she is not defined by the numbers on a scale and that food is neither a friend nor an enemy - it's just food. In a time when women are barraged with media images of celebrities who are so thin they barely exist, Rachael's honesty about her appetites is refreshing. The book is slightly over-long and some of the more experimental chapters (such as a her naive letters to God, which seem to continue well into her twenties) don't really work, but ultimately this is an encouraging book which reminds women that the 'lollipop' look (stick body, huge head) isn't natural or enviable.