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Publisher's Summary

Positive body image isn’t believing your body looks good; it is knowing your body is good, regardless of how it looks.

  • How do you feel about your body?
  • Have you ever stayed home from a social activity or other opportunity because of concern about how you looked?
  • Have you ever passed judgment on someone because of how they looked or dressed?
  • Have you ever had difficulty concentrating on a task because you were self-conscious about your appearance?

Our beauty-obsessed world perpetuates the idea that happiness, health, and ability to be loved are dependent on how we look, but authors Lindsay and Lexie Kite offer an alternative vision. With insights drawn from their extensive body image research, Lindsay and Lexie - PhDs and founders of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined (and also twin sisters!) - lay out an action plan that arms you with the skills you need to reconnect with your whole self and free yourself from the constraints of self-objectification.

From media consumption to health and fitness to self-reflection and self-compassion, Lindsay and Lexie share powerful and practical advice that goes beyond “body positivity” to help listeners develop body image resilience - all while cutting through the empty promises sold by media, advertisers, and the beauty and weight-loss industries. In the process, they show how facing your feelings of body shame or embarrassment can become a catalyst for personal growth.

©2021 More Than a Body, LLC (P)2021 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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  • 2021-03-07

Really important work that every woman should read

Men should read it too of course to get a glimmer of understanding of how body objectification has harmed women. But every woman needs this to try to break free from the culture we are surrounded by so that she can actually live her life. The things discussed are so invisible, so pervasive, and so damaging, you will definitely learn something from these two PhDs!

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  • 2021-01-05

Worth Buying!

I am careful to only buy books (rather than borrow them from the library) that are really worth it. This is one of them! Such a valuable and crucial message, and I can’t wait to listen again and again to glean more in my own journey towards body neutrality and self love.

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  • Melissa
  • 2021-04-12

YAAAASSSSSS!

Yes! Yes! YES! YAAAAASSSS! Read this book! Everyone will benefit from these truths and principles. TRUTH! So good!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍

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  • joseph cowan
  • 2021-04-10

Should be required reading for all girls and women

Such a good book! I need to read this every year. I think about the concepts I learned in this book DAILY.

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  • Andilyn
  • 2021-03-31

Read it now.

Do yourself and everyone you love a favor: read this book. They took a topic that is nuanced and controversial and somehow explained how to find your own space within an expanding world, all while promoting health, compassion, understanding, self-improvement, and genuine love.

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  • J. Bowen
  • 2021-03-30

Life changing!

I didn’t expect this book to change my entire way of thinking, but it all just makes sense. I’ll be following these gals’ work from now on and will probably revisit this book often. Highly recommend this for anyone with a body!

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  • Eleanor
  • 2021-03-23

Life changing!!

This book is amazing. Hands down one of the best books I have ever read. Although it is centered around the female experience, all folks can benefit from the perspective this books brings about how we view and value bodies. My husband and I read it together and it has opened so many deeper conversations for us that has brought us even closer as a couple. Since reading the book, I feel more at home in my body and validated to live my life unapologetically in it.

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  • Justine Lichtenstern
  • 2021-03-22

Masterpiece!

Should be mandatory reading for every girl/woman! This book is able to beautifully weave together how and why we need to push back hard against the false narrative that our value as women lies in the size and shape of our bodies. We can and should opt out of the social conditioning that raised us to believe we are ornaments for other’s viewing pleasure. Fu*k that!

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  • Kenzie
  • 2021-03-11

Should be required reading!

Absolutely love this book. The authors are beyond fantastic and this book is both challenging and approachable. Fantastic!

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  • Cocoabro
  • 2021-03-08

self confidence builder

This book is a great support in building self confidence and I highly recommend it.

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  • Gwen B
  • 2021-03-05

Every Human Should Read This

This book is so important. It is a succinct summary of research interwoven with real stories about the ways objectification is harming our society. It includes real, actionable steps for developing a healthy body image.