Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

about book: (from Goodreads)

It’s time to bare it all about bodies!

We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.

In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations—about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it’s like to live in their particular bodies—and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.

Come on in, turn the pages, and join the celebration of our diverse, miraculous, beautiful bodies!

my thoughts:

Body Talk is fantastic!! A book that explores so many topics relating to the body from such a diverse group of people is a definite must-read. It's though-provoking, emotional, and eye-opening. I LOVED it!

Jensen has compiled an anthology of short stories all about the body. From teeth, periods, sex, body shaming to cancer and trans bodies - this book covers it all. Models, authors and musicians share their stories in such an open and honest manner, that you can't help but get caught up in what they share. It's fascinating and relatable. So many questions, feelings, and ideas are shared. You can't help but dive in deep with Body Talk. And, I appreciated the various formats used to execute the idea of story - interviews, prose, and artwork. What a gem of a book!

I would happily recommend Body Talk to fans of Kelly Jensen and to anyone looking for their next great read - you will appreciate this book so much!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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