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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. Martin's Press, New York, 1986
Condition: very good Hardcover
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22 cm, 373 pages. DJ worn, scuffed, tears to corners and edges, slight soiling to boards. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 16826

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Title: The Life of a Real Girl

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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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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