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  1. Amy
    April 21, 2010

    Yikes. I love the quote about how it is “ridiculous to let the pursuit of the perfect body consume our lives” but then why does she continue to expound on how that is the only ideal? I would get very upset / annoyed with this book for the same reason you point out. I love that it is full of great tips and tricks but… I think that the tips and tricks should come along with positivity! There isn’t a ‘one body’ that looks great and everyone else has to mimic it. To me it is more that everyone looks great but nobody is perfect, so we dress to show our pros rather than our cons. I think we should ALL think we look good naked!

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    • Carina
      April 22, 2010

      Exactly! The book seems really useful in terms of the ideas she gives, but I just couldn’t handle the attitude that went along with it. I shouldn’t feel ashamed of my body while reading a book about how to look great!

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  2. Marie
    April 22, 2010

    Eeep. Yeah. I’m all for dressing in flattering clothes and outfits but not because I think there’s something wrong with me, or that I’m hideous or something. Sounds like the author has some serious body-image issues of her own that she’s projecting on to her readers. A sensible diet and exercise are about being healthy, not “thin” or someone’s idea of “thin”. And dressing well is about looking your best, not “hiding” all our “flaws”.

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    • Carina
      April 22, 2010

      It definitely seems like it! It seemed from the description to be a book about dressing our best – not about shaming the reader into wanting to look thinner because they really are fat.

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  3. Anysia (Booklorn on Twitter)
    July 6, 2010

    Just a heads up that you might want to update your link in your review at LibraryThing.

    I’ve read other books on a similar topic by a British duo that were really good, but I couldn’t like Krupp’s book either.

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    • Carina
      July 6, 2010

      Thanks, I just fixed it! I went back and changed all those links a while ago, but seems like that one slipped through. 🙂

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