Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life

Katie Sturino, illus. by Monica Garwood. Clarkson Potter, $25 (208p) ISBN 978-0-593-23212-5
Sturino (Toasthampton), founder of Megababe beauty products, continues her mission to make the world a more inclusive, body-positive place with this empowering workbook that uses her own story to unpack negative self-talk and unhealthy behaviors toward one’s body. After being voted “Heaviest Kid” and being called the classroom ogre in middle school, Sturino writes that, up through her mid-30s, she “always felt like the biggest person in the room.” After bonding with a writer for the Man Repeller blog and agreeing to do a photo shoot for the site, she realized that the social norms and negative feedback of others could no longer hold any power over her as long as she didn’t let them. To equip readers with tools to do the same, she lays out copious writing prompts (“What do you hate about your body?” and “Write down your scary words”) and many instructive flow charts—such as on how to process negative comments or thoughts and “A Day-in-the-Life of External Toxic Body Messaging.” Upbeat and persuasive, this guide provides many great tools to inspire personal growth and body positivity. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 01/28/2021
Release date: 05/25/2021
Genre: Nonfiction
Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio
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