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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 17, 2009
Pages 222
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439148907
ISBN-10 1439148902
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the author's childhood journals, “a smart, funny, compassionate journal of the author’s bout with anorexia at age eleven" (Entertainment Weekly) .

"I wish to be the thinnest girl at school, or maybe even the thinnest eleven-year-old on the entire planet," confides Lori Gottlieb to her diary. "I mean, what are girls supposed to wish for, other than being thin?"

For a girl growing up in Beverly Hills in 1978, the motto "You can never be too rich or too thin" is writ large. Precocious Lori learns her lessons well, so when she's told that "real women don't eat dessert" and "no one could ever like a girl who has thunder thighs," she decides to become a paragon of dieting. Soon Lori has become the "stick figure" she's longed to resemble. But then what? Stick Figure takes the reader on a gripping journey, as Lori struggles to reclaim both her body and her spirit.

By turns painful and wry, Lori's efforts to reconcile the conflicting messages society sends women ring as true today as when she first recorded these impressions. "One diet book says that if you drink three full glasses of water one hour before every meal to fill yourself up, you'll lose a pound a day. Another book says that once you start losing weight, everyone will ask, 'How did you do it?' but you shouldn't tell them because it's 'your little secret.' Then right above that part it says, 'New York Times bestseller.' Some secret."

With an edgy wit and keenly observant eye, Stick Figure delivers an engrossing glimpse into the mind of a girl in transition to adulthood. This raw, no-holds-barred account is a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of living up to society's expectations.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Paperback
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With Lori Gottlieb | Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 17, 2009)
9781439148907 | details & prices | 222 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
About: Based on the author's childhood journals, “a smart, funny, compassionate journal of the author’s bout with anorexia at age eleven" (Entertainment Weekly) .
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606214650
 
With Lori Gottlieb | from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606214650 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.35
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
About: Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
Prebinding
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With Lori Gottlieb | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (August 11, 2008)
9781439519530 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.00
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2003)
9780613690881 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $25.75
About: Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684863580
 
from Simon & Schuster (March 8, 2000)
9780684863580 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425178904 Book cover for 9781439148907
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 17, 2009)
9781439148907 | details & prices | 222 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
About: Based on the author's childhood journals, “a smart, funny, compassionate journal of the author’s bout with anorexia at age eleven" (Entertainment Weekly) .
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (April 1, 2001)
9780425178904 | details & prices | 240 pages | 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781575110899
 
With Beverley Mitchell (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Publishing Mills (December 1, 2001)
9781575110899 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author draws on her teenage diaries to document her battle with anorexia, the psychological, physical, and social challenges of the ailment, and the long and desperate recovery process.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606214650
 
from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606214650 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.35
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
About: Based on diaries written in 1978, when she was eleven years old, the author offers a chronicle of her battle with anorexia and the pressures from family, peers, and society that led her to starve herself.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439519530
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (August 11, 2008)
9781439519530 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.00
This edition also contains Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self

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