I got Beautiful bodies by Kimberly Rae Miller from Netgalley. I saw the book cover and the name of the book and told myself this book should be great. It’s about loving your body more and be more confident. Without the slightest doubt, I requested the book and I got it. Thanks to the publisher. I really appreciate it.
I don’t want to be very harsh because the book is not that bad. She’s a great writer and not all of us has the courage to tell people about their struggles and secrets.
My only problem was that if I’m reading a book called beautiful bodies and the author says it’s about everyone. It has to be true!!
I’m very thin actually. People keep telling me I should gain weight maybe because in Egypt Thin body is not the perfect body. I really don’t have a problem with my weight but that doesn’t mean that I won’t love reading a book telling me I’m beautiful regardless of people’s opinions.
The book really made me feel bad about myself because here I’m with very thin body reading about her struggles with her body weight. Who am I to judge people going through a lot to have the body I’ve? You should be ashamed of yourself. You don’t know what she had gone through. Are that the thoughts that should come to my mind when I read a book called Beautiful bodies and should be for every woman out there trying to love her body regardless of its shape or type? I don’t think so!!
Would I recommend for anyone? I only will recommend it for people who’re still struggling and want someone to share their struggle with.
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Kimberly Rae Miller is a writer and actress living in New York City. Her writing on healthy living has been published on Conde Nast’s blog network, Social Workout, Yahoo’s women’s network Shine, and in various magazines. She also contributes entertainment news to CBS Radio and CBS New York. In 2010, Kim was featured in Katharine Sise’s breakthrough career guide Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career. You can read her personal blog at TheKimChallenge.com.
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A brave and witty examination of how and why we try to control our bodies with food.
Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying. And trying. And trying some more. Her first attempt to use food to change her body came at age four, when she learned that the Inuit ate fat to stay warm in the winter. If this diet worked in the Arctic, she reasoned, why not in Long Island? Postcollege, after a brief stint as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and editor working on celebrities’ bestselling bios—sugarcoating the trials and tribulations celebs endure to stay thin.
But what is the ideal body? Knowing she’s far from alone in this struggle, Kim sets out to find the objective definition of this seemingly unattainable level of perfection. While on a fascinating and hilarious journey through time that takes her from obese Paleolithic cavewomen, to the bland menus that Drs. Graham and Kellogg prescribed to promote good morals in addition to good health, to the binge-drinking-prone regimen that caused William the Conqueror’s body to explode at his own funeral, Kim ends up discovering a lot about her relationship with her own body.
Warm, funny, and brutally honest, Beautiful Bodies is a blend of memoir and social history that will speak to anyone who’s ever been caught in a power struggle with his or her own body…in other words, just about everyone
Number of pages: 234 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Little A