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Monday, August 12, 2013

Lionel Shriver on Obesity

I'm reading Shriver's novel "Big Brother" about a dude with a weight problem.
Novelist Lionel Shriver writes about body image at The Cut, and starts by remembering a stranger's pronouncement, the summer after she finished college: “You will never look better than you do right now.” She talks about feeling beautiful as "a social experience, of wielding a small power... a short-lived little crack high that I would argue we overrate."
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