For anyone who's ever avoided the mirror, skipped swimming, or got stuck in a dress in a changing room...
Almost every woman worries about her weight. For Anne H. Putnam, it became unavoidable: By the age of 17 she weighed over 20 stone and had tried everything, from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts. When she decided to have weight-loss surgery, she thought everything would change. But now, nine years later and ten sizes smaller, she has discovered that changing your body doesn't automatically change how you feel about it.
Navel Gazing is a funny, passionate and no-holds-barred memoir of one woman's quest to accept her own body; to feel normal. It will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and wonder why it's so hard for women to feel happy with the way they look.
Tedious, tortuous listen about a spoiled, incredibly crude, amazingly self-absorbed individual. I couldn't wait for it to be over. I have been over weight all my life, but I guess I can give this book credit for keeping me from ever thinking about having gastric bypass surgery.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I loved this book. It tells all about how being fat feels and how weight loss surgery seems to be the answer. It gives a true prospective on how you feel and what happens to your body afterwards. The fixes you need for loose skin that are not fixes that leave you with scars which need as much hiding as the fat did and the worse thing is you can still put weight on!
This could be my story and many other weight loss surgery patients - well written with a voice of honesty and a sense of fun. A must read. Thank you!