Marrying personal with professional experience, Dr. Bulik brilliantly presents relatable content to all--the 14 year-old transitioning to high school; the mother of two; the grandma in a nursing home; the father of a teenage girl going through puberty; and the therapist helping his/her patient overcome body image and self-esteem issues. You'll walk away from this book with greater perspective about the pressures faced by women today, and factors involved in women's tendency to erroneously conflate body esteem with self-esteem.
With her wit and imaginative genius, Dr. Bulik provides the insight and tools needed to develop body confidence and self-acceptance; improve self-esteem; and realize that each and every one of us has a unique contribution to give to the world. You'll not only learn how to tackle your own body image demons, but you'll develop the confidence to successfully raise a self-assured daughter and respectful son, as well as efficiently "climb the ladder" in a male-dominated society. This book is for all--mothers, fathers, teenagers, college students, feminists, non-feminists, middle-aged women, the elderly, and therapists.
As a psychologist specializing in eating disorders and body image issues, I have already started referencing this book in my work, using Dr. Bulik's analogies and stories to highlight the success of CBT, and assigning readings to stimulate discussion. It has been well-received thus far!!