The Obsession : Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness
A deeply committed, eloquent analysis of the increasing demand that women be thin. "Kim Chernin quietly and thoroughly undermines--one hopes forever--the popular, widely endured tyranny of 'thinness' over women's bodies and souls."--Alice Walker"Eloquently written, passionate in its rhetoric and consistently absorbing." "--New York Times"
- Paperback | 228 pages
- 136 x 202 x 15mm | 280g
- 01 May 1994
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies--a book about the meaning of food and its rejection.