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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Anorexia is the perfect crime.

I felt like it was a little all over the place at times. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

It’s tough to read a book about eating disorders—even evocative, well-written books like this—from the comforts of my own healthy body image. The narrative is genuinely stream of conscious, shifting seamlessly from past to present and back again.

I would hope not. I’m not sure how accurately this work of fiction portrays a young woman with anorexia but it has made me think. Relapse is a real and serious thing with jeneferr disorders.

As she rages against her hospital treatment, the reader is drawn deep inside the obsessive nightmare in which she is trapped, and from which part of her is now struggling to escape. This is the price excluding postage a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is very similar to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past.

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. Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her family and hospital personnel terribly and talks about nothing but food.


As a social work student with a squeemishness towards eating disorders, by boss at my internship reccommended that I read it as a form of “exposure therapy”. The book goes into her mind.

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On the other hand these same flashbacks are constantly changing and make no sense what so ever that it leaves the reader feeling like there should be more. I don’t think many people realize that a person can have a A novel beautifully written from a point of view of an anorexic woman who suffers from eating disorder. More discussion of these memories, and fewer descriptions of food, would help us to better understand her current condition. Which makes sense because she’s in treatment for an eating disorder.

I feel very lucky to have obtained my own copy. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Her mind is so focused on her body. Thanks for telling us about the lie. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lists with This Book. Sep 02, Gail rated it liked it.

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Josie’s revulsion of food, her disgust of gluttony, her binges lfie gorging were horrifying and fascinating in equal measure. Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. Start reading Life-Size on your Kindle in under a minute. Josie, a graduate student in economics, has starved herself so successfully that her parents have her institutionalized in a clinic for people with eating disorders. Both a cautionary tale and a call to ahute 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.


Jun 04, Kyra rated it really liked it. Her mind is so focused on her One meal consists of a “corpse and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands. Don’t have a Kindle? 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.

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Josie has sculpted, out of an unpleasant but fairly generic past, a self that she can control. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Preview — Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. 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 very sick with jeneefr mental disorder she can’t control and is now afraid to give lifr, because she’s come to define herself by it.

Dec 13, M. Although she is literally starving to death, her lips blue and her skin covered with a strange layer of soft protective hair, she eyes her food tray–chicken and broccoli and milk–with disgust: Account Options Sign in.

This book is intense. A first novel which is narrated by year-old Josie, who is in the final stages of anorexia.