Christine Forester, co-authored
A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind,
published by Breakthrough Press in 2000.
She also illustrated and designed the jacket, the book content, and the related website.

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind is a dramatic illustration of the profound impact of body image on women‘s lives. A compilation of stories by women of diverse ages and backgrounds, it exposes the devastating consequences of a culture‘s obsession with unnatural thinness and artificial beauty. This book is a call to action, to mindfulness, and to the conception of a new definition of beauty that is holistic, inclusive, and life-affirming.

“These stories clearly demonstrate how today‘s rigid and unrealistic beauty standards inflict pain and health-threatening pressures on women and men of all ages. We must seek out a new, more inclusive definition of values to meet the psychological and emotional needs of women and the men who love them, making us all winners.”

Dick Lyles, Ph.D. • Author, Winning Ways
President / COO, The Ken Blanchard Companies

“This book exposes our cultural obsession with weight and the misogynistic toll it takes on women with a unique, heartfelt and articulate collection of personal stories. The compelling women‘s voices on these pages expose our pervasive, ubiquitous psychic abuse being thin, with an immediacy and urgency that we all need to understand. This is an important and necessary read.”

Belleruth Naparstek • Author, Your Sixth Sense
Creator of  The Healthy Journey, a guided imagery audio series

“A revelatory treasure of human experiences, opening the reader‘s eyes to the torments imposed by the mindless worship of pop images of beauty.”

Erving Polster, Ph.D. • Author
Director of the Gestalt Training Center, San Diego, CA

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