Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves
By Crystal Renn, with Marjorie Ingall
“An eye-opening tale for all women, “Hungry” explores the difference between the fantasy that society projects and the reality of what makes us happy. Crystal Renn’s experience debunks the modern-day Cinderella story of the fat girl who loses weight to get happy. This is a new fairy tale, one in which a young woman embraces the size she’s supposed to be and the world opens up for her.” — Lori Gottlieb, author of Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
“Crystal Renn is a high-spirited, convincing spokesperson for broadening our notions of beauty. “Hungry” adds a unique twist to a growing women’s chorus: even if you are young and beautiful, as Renn is, it’s best to give up the addiction to slimness for the sake of personal authenticity, social relations, intimacy, and sexual pleasure.” — Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of The Body Project and Fasting Girls
The American Library Association (ALA)’s Young Adult Library Services Association voted Hungry a best pick for reluctant young adult readers in 2010.
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