Posts Tagged ‘literature’

“Do or Diet”: An Excerpt from Up for Renewal by Cathy Alter

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

“I grew up accepting the inevitability that once you became a woman, you were always on a diet. Being a woman equaled loss. As I reached for a bright orange Cosmopolitan with an equally orange Jessica Simpson on the cover, I wondered what was I about to give up—and what I would eventually gain.”
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Interview: Cathy Alter, author of Up For Renewal

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

“I thought about what I wanted in my life at the urging of friend who said our friendship is at an all-time low—”you need to figure this out.” So I wrote down this list, this stupid list. When I looked at it, it reminded me of the covers of women’s magazines. Ding!“
Most of us tend [...]

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