A dynamic and straight to the point book that's an easy, quick read. A true look at body positivity, Maria Newfield addresses the reality of women's self esteem issues and body hatred, without ever being patronising or vitriolic. So many books offer fix-alls and cures whilst trying to upsell other products that only contribute to the whole hideous cycle. What's more, there is NO kneejerk skinny shaming or talk of supposed "real women", either. Instead, here is a fantastic dose of straight-talking and simplicity, with actionable steps women can take in leaving their destructive habits behind. I was particularly impressed with Newfield's inclusion of the fact many women have deep-seated desires to punish themselves and their bodies through over-vigorous exercise, starving or binging and so on. I will definitely be showing this book to my girls as they grow older and recommending it to friends who are teachers.
This was exactly what I needed to read. I found so many sample books that were about body confidence but also full of "how to get the perfect body" I am not over weight and I know how to look after my body. It's the self esteem I have an issue with, and after this I will be thinking twice about judging myself so harshly in the future. Thank you x