Stick Figure

Stick Figure

A Diary of My Former Self

Book - 2001
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"Although it reads like a novel--a funny, touching, and absolutely gripping novel-- Stick Figure is, astonishingly, the diary of Lori Gottlieb in 1978, when, at age 11 and all evidence to the contrary, she decided she was too fat and simply stopped eating..."
-- Boston Globe

Growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s, Lori Gottlieb learned the lessons her culture had to teach her--for example, that "no one could ever like a girl with thunder thighs." Lori took those lessons seriously, and saw her world fall slowly apart as she developed a fierce reluctance to eat--winding up hospitalized when her "diet" took over her life. Fortunately, she recorded the journey in her diary, and her story is funny, slyly insightful, and surprisingly universal. A Los Angeles Times bestseller, Lori's story is being made into a motion picture film by Martin Scorsese 's company, Carpo Productions.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2001.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780425178904
Branch Call Number: YA NF BIO Gottlieb
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 21 cm.


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starlove751 Jun 28, 2012

i only read the excerpts and i already love it! it just takes you onto a journey of a young adult girl and her struggle with anorexi. i suggest this book to everyone no matter what kind of genre freak you are. i should know because im in love with love,romance, drama, suspense and relationship books and this book so far doesn't involve any of that, but drama.

sangeeta Jun 05, 2011

As an adult I read this out of curiousity. After reading it, I asked my pre-teen to read it as well. A book very teen should read. Amazing how quickly things go from "normal" teen behavior to being out of control and not knowing it.


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