i am generally a pretty confident girl, but i found myself looking critically in the mirror, feeling fat, feeling ugly. i just didn't get this book & really don't recommend it to anyone.I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am.one chapter is devoted to trying to choose an outfit to wear onstage when she knows a photographer is going to be in the audience, so she can have a record of the fact that she had "a hot body" when she was in her 30s. the fact that the book was practically a how-to on being anorexic, while juliana acknowledges that her fan base is comprised of a statistical percentage of emotionally wounded self-injurers, just seems irresponsible.i really hated reading this book.the depressed mindset & the self-loathing really got to me.By the early nineties, singer-songwriter and former Blake Babies member Juliana Hatfield’s solo career was taking off: She was on the cover of Spin and Sassy.Ben Stiller directed the video for her song "Spin the Bottle" from the Reality Bites film soundtrack.
she recounts a conversation in the tour van in which she insists that people with weight problems are weak people who can't control their food consumption.this is obvious, as she writes about eating a clif bar every morning for breakfast, a single serving packet of peanuts for lunch, no snacking, & maybe some vegetable soup or something for dinner.she spends the entire book stressing out about her body, how to dress for shows, trying to decide whether or not to show skin. the phots in the book make her look ill & emaciated.I spent the night reading the f I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am.Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic Hey Babe could melt the woman's heart. The narrative is structured around Hatfield's increasing disillusionment with live performances during a humblingly small tour with her sometime band Some Girls.
she goes to great lengths to make sure she doesn't say that they are BAD people, but she does say that she thinks that they should feel bad for not being able to control their eating. there are a lot of reasons why someone might be a little heavy, & not all of them involve over-eating or making unhealthy food choices.