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Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. “Life-Size,” Jenefer Shute’s first novel, contributes more to our understanding of the horrors and frustrations of anorexia than it does to the art of.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I do not like the fact that the author never got to the root of the problem.

Too bad it’s out of print. She’s still having issues, maybe she’s seen some light but not likely, she’s sgute okay with getting better. Second Star to the Right Paperback. More discussion of these memories, and fewer descriptions of food, would help us to better understand her current condition. She reminded me of Deborah Blau in Hannah Green’s “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” – smart and sharp-tongued, with a sardonic wit, but despite her intelligence, still yb sick with a mental disorder she can’t control and is now afraid to give up, because she’s come to define herself by it.

It’s a very internal story. You want her to eat, to stop counting every calorie, to look at food in a different way, to get the help she needs. Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care to hear about food and how she feels about it page after page after page.

Aug 21, Josephine rated it it was amazing. Taking the power away from women can truly be the beginning of an inward spiral of eating disorders, self-hatred, self-destruction, and body image disorders that can last a lifetime.


Jan 26, Sophia rated it really liked it. To view it, click here. Frog”–are noted for their “sagging buttocks,” “Turkey’s tired wattles” and “baggy eyelids. I also really like that she wasn’t just completely cured at the end. This is her immediate universe throughout the novel, and she describes it in a voice that is unmercifully critical, sarcastic and ironic.

Life-Size, a novel by Jenefer Shute

What jdnefer items do customers buy after viewing this item? Not because it isn’t well written, but because I don’t know if I can believe the whole tale.

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One meal consists of a henefer and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands. I had some problems with this novel. Day by day, in spite of herself, her strength and sanity begin to return. Jun 21, J. Her habits around food, how it all began. All listings for this product Buy it now Buy it now. Josie is relentlessly mean-spirited, so alienated that you can hardly feel sorry for her in your haste to get away from her.

Open Preview See a Problem? It was like, she was talking to me all the time. Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her family and hospital personnel terribly and talks about nothing but food. Read, highlight, and take dize, across web, tablet, and phone. I’m not sure how accurately this work of fiction portrays a young woman with anorexia but it has made me think. Josie’s revulsion of food, her disgust of gluttony, her binges and gorging were horrifying and shutr in equal measure.

It’s very sad and made my cry, especially Josie’s feeling of complete loss of a sense sizee self near the end, as well as a general feeling of loss that runs throughout the book. The media and its portrayal of women is despicable. It is a shuts look into a society that places all the emphasis on the female form and what can be “done to” that form, usually by males who really care only about themselves and their own needs.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I did find it hard to put down as I was so intrigued by Josie’s life and how it was going to progress.

Then I couldn’t eat for several days, read this book about anorexia on the plane ride home, and alienated my seat neighbor by making embarrassing jenfeer noises while trying not to cry.

Read more Read less. Both a cautionary tale and a call to arms for women whose lives are diminished by the tyranny of thinness, this harrowing novel about a young woman’s anguished battle with anorexia is by turns crackling, acrid, and darkly comic. It is told from the point of view of a woman in her early twenties that is hospitalized for anorexia nervosa.

Mar 29, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Skip to main content. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

LIFE-SIZE by Jenefer Shute | Kirkus Reviews

Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia. I somehow felt the creepy loathe and altered perceptions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Published August 1st by Avon Books first published April 1st Then I couldn’t eat for several days, read this book about anorexia on the plane ride home, and alienated my seat neighbor by making embar a pretty intense, heartrending novel from the p.

I felt like it was a little all over the place at times.