Courtney Martin discusses Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body, offering original research from the front lines of the eating disorders battlefield.
Drawing from more than 100 interviews with sufferers, psychologists, nutritionists, socio-cultural experts, and others, Martin's expose reveals a new generation of "perfect girls" who are obsessive compulsive, over-achieving, and self-sacrificing in multiple and often dangerous ways. The result is a true call to action- Cody's Books
Courtney E. Martin is a writer originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body, will be published on Simon and Schuster's Free Press in April and in the UK and Norway in May.
She writes for a range of national publications, including Newsweek, Newsday, Alternet, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Utne Reader, Women's eNews, Poets and Writers, Publisher's Weekly, BUST, Bitch, and ReadyMade, among others. Courtney is also a contributing blogger for Crucial Minutiae and Feministing.
Courtney's been honored with the ChoiceUSA Setting the Message Straight Award, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, and fellowships from the Puffin Foundation, the Clark Foundation, and the Oral History Association. In addition, she is a Woodhull fellow.
Abnormal eating patterns, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and pica (appetite for nonfood substances). These disorders, which usually have a psychological component, may lead to underweight, obesity, or malnutrition.