Courtney Martin discusses Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body, offering original research from the front lines of the eating disorders battlefield.
Drawing from more than 100 interviews with sufferers, psychologists, nutritionists, socio-cultural experts, and others, Martin's expose reveals a new generation of "perfect girls" who are obsessive compulsive, over-achieving, and self-sacrificing in multiple and often dangerous ways. The result is a true call to action- Cody's Books
Courtney E. Martin is the author of five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women. She is Editor Emeritus at Feministing.com, Founding Director of the Solutions Journalism Network, and Partner at Valenti Martin Media, a social media strategy firm. She has been called “one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers” by Parker Palmer. Her writing has been described as “varied, transformational, and necessary for us all” by Jane Fonda, and “a hardcover punch in the gut” by Arianna Huffington.