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Renee Engeln Author of "Beauty Sick"

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In “Beauty Sick,” Engeln reveals the shocking emotional, physical and financial consequences of the cultural obsession with girls’ and women’s appearance, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real girls and women, Engeln shares how women can break free from destructive attitudes and words—from body-shaming others to denigrating commentary about one’s own appearance.