Navel Gazing : One Woman's Quest for a Size Normal, Paperback

Navel Gazing : One Woman's Quest for a Size Normal Paperback

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Almost every woman worries about her weight. For Anne H Putnam, it became unavoidable - by the age of seventeen she weighed over twenty stone and had tried everything, from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts.

When she decided to have weight-loss surgery, she thought everything would change.

But now, nine years later and ten sizes smaller, she has discovered that changing your body doesn't automatically change how you feel about it.

Navel Gazing is a funny, passionate and no-holds-barred memoir of one woman's quest to accept her own body image - to feel normal.

It will make you laugh, cry, cringe - and wonder why it's so hard for women to feel happy with the way they look.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustration (black and white)
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780571284443



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A brutally honest and very well written story of what it feels like to confront and learn to live with your body when you don't conform to what is viewed as 'normal', succeeding in being both humorous and moving without going overboard in either direction. Recommended for anyone who has ever looked in a mirror and worried about what they see, and even more so for those that haven't.

Also by Anne H. Putnam