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The Life of a Real Girl

Garfield, Johanna

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ISBN 10: 0312483996 / ISBN 13: 9780312483999
Published by St Martins Pr, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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*First Printing (full # line starts with 1). Hardcover in Fine condition; whistle-clean and unmarked inside and out, square binding, flat and stiff boards, and perfect binding with gilt titles. In a very good dust jacket with edge wear at the head of binding and at the two outer front corners, 3 closed tiny tears at top edge and corners, short light crease near head, shiny with a spot of rubbing, unclipped and price-intact ($18.95). *Collectible book in fine condition and a scarce first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 001112

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Title: The Life of a Real Girl

Publisher: St Martins Pr, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the 1950s, Garfield, an upper middle-class, slightly overweight, Jewish teenager from Long Island, became anorexic and then ballooned to well over 200 pounds. When psychotherapy failed to help her understand her eating problems, she turned to a "diet doctor" who gave her Dexedrine and tried to seduce her. In college, her reliance on Dexedrine increased, and she realized that she was addicted to the drug. Eventually, her condition became so bad that she had to enter a psychiatric hospital. Now happily married, with three children, Garfield tells her nightmarish story vividly, if not with all the insight one might wish. Still, general readers may identify with this all-too-real girl with her all-too-common problems, and public libraries should consider. Marica G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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