No Body's Perfect

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No Body's Perfect
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Release Date
February 01, 2003
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0439426383
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From the co-author of the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL books comes a constructive and inspirational book designed to help girls learn to love themselves by first loving their bodies. Kimberly Kirberger, co-author of the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL books and a renowned expert on teen issues, addresses the topic of body image in LOVING YOUR BODY / LOVING YOURSELF. Many problems in girls' lives stem from a lack of self-esteem and self-love: eating disorders, depression, drug use, and more. Through powerful stories and poems from real teens, as well as personal tales and advice from the author, this book strives to help girls learn to accept, love, and appreciate their bodies--and, in turn, to love themselves.

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Kimberly Kirberger is the coauthor of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books and is the president of Inspiration and Motivation for Teens, Inc. She was the perfect person to pull this compilation of stories and poems together.

No Body's Perfect includes stories and poems written by teens about their body image, their self-acceptance and their search for identity. All three topics are tightly woven together for a compelling montage.

Some of the stories will make you cry. Others will make you hopeful. And, no matter your age, you will see yourself in some of them.

The book is divided into sections such as "Get to Know Yourself" and "Sweeten Your Self-Talk" that include helpful quotes and comments to push teens towards being better to themselves. After all, we are often our own worst critics.

You can also purchase the companion No Body's Perfect Journal, which includes writing prompts to help you determine what areas you need to work on. For example, one exercise is to make a list of six things you say to yourself that are not "sweet," such as "I am fat." Then, go back over that list and write something positive next to the negative item.

I recommend this book for all teens, but especially for girls, who are most often the hardest hit when it comes to questions of body image. Most adults could also benefit from the advice contained in the book. There are some things that no one grows out of.
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Reader reviewed by Snowbunni

All I can say amazing
changed the way I think about certain things, and how I feel about myself!!

I love this book!!! Thanks for writing it!!!

Im sure you've changed lives !!!

Nikki
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body's can't be perfect
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Reader reviewed by sara

This book tells the ugly truth about eating disorders.It is a great book that is so true.It is full of stories from teens just like you and me,that have went thru some tough stuff.They overcame it and wrote about it to inspire us to do the same.and after reading this book i really think i can overcome anything.I just have to learn to love myself first.
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Reader reviewed by hannah

i thought this book was scary because eating disorders are scary and so were the storys. but its good book about respecting your self. people should just love love there body no matter what its great being diffrent then every one else but if u wanna lose weight by not eating at all read this book and you will change you mind.
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