Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters; Giveaway! April 9, 2010Posted by jeneypeney in a little help from my friends, giveaways, in it to gym it, life, return to athleticism, women's writes.
Every time I read one of these stories – your stories – I feel like there is another me in an alternate universe writing all the thoughts I’ve had in my head I couldn’t express.
We are all suffering and struggling with our body image and self-esteem in some way, shape or form. And we are all ridiculously, absurdly hard on ourselves about it. And there is no reason we should be.
I do not know how many of you have ever heard of Courtney Martin or her spectacular book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters – but I will be giving a copy of it to one lucky reader for my first official giveaway!
This book got me through many hard times in college and beyond as I struggled with my own body image and self-esteem. I still pick it up to this day for inspiration and a boost (Lord knows I still struggle). I had the pleasure of meeting Courtney when she came to visit my alma mater and, honestly, she couldn’t be a more down-to-earth or wonderful person.
You will love this book.
And someday, with the help of each other, we will love ourselves despite any imperfections we think we have.
You will get one entry for each of the following:
1) Comment with one thing you *love* about yourself and one thing you *love* about the person who commented before you. If you don’t know that person – go check them out. I’m know you’ll find something you’ll love. (If you are the firstcommenter – write something about a person of your choice!)
2) Tweet about the giveaway. (Either @reply to me or comment with the link)
3) Blog about the giveaway. (Comment with the link)
A winner will be chosen via Random.org on April 16th!