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The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We…

The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves

by Destiny Allison

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With raw emotion and powerful imagery, Destiny Allison has crafted an engaging story of overcoming life’s challenges, including weight issues, work stressors, marital strain and the role of women in our culture. At the heart, this is a story of a woman who learns to love herself and take action to makes positive changes on her own behalf.

Through open, honest reflection, vivid sensory details and gritty dialogue, she invites the reader inside her mind and heart as she explores universal issues facing women today. Within the framework of weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes, she shows how weight issues and body image reflect deeper life issues. In the process she finds herself digging into her past and dredging up painful memories that have been a source of unhealthy patterns. Her struggles are palpable.

Her writing style is concise, her characters are believable, come alive on the page and the story flows at a steady pace. Nothing is sugar-coated and, at times, her powerful insights are disarming. This is real life, captured within a multi-layered narrative that resonates and offers a message of empowerment and hope, especially for women. I highly recommend this memoir to anyone who has ever struggled with giving in to the needs of others and wants to learn to love themselves enough to change. ( )
  kathleen.pooler | Jan 17, 2016 |
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