Book Review: Think Yourself Gorgeous by Anita Naik
Think Yourself Gorgeous by Anita Naik
This is a wonderful non-fiction book that I would recommend for all pre-teen and teenage girls. Written by an experienced agony aunt, Anita Naik has created an accessible and easy-to-read guide that will help teenage girls deal with the low self-esteem and bad body image that plagues so many of our young women. Thank Yourself Gorgeous deals with all the physical and emotional changes of puberty and looks at the entire issue of body image and the ‘body image slammers’ such as dieting, eating disorders and the role of the beauty industry in causing so much unhappiness. It is packed full of bodylicious tips of feeling gorgeous in the real world that sorts out the myths from the reality. This is a great book to dip into for advice on the basics of healthy eating, finding your own style, discovering your inner beauty and being gorgeous for life.
According to one of the body image facts that feature in the book, 94 percent of girls under 18 wish they were more beautiful, and 1 in 4 would change everything about herself if given the chance. This is a positive and immensely useful book that combats that destructive thinking.