Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall

How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year

Kjerstin Gruys - Author

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ISBN 9781101609057 | 320 pages | 02 May 2013 | Avery | 18 - AND UP
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A scholar and bride-to-be spends a year without mirrors to get a better view of what really matters

When Kjerstin Gruys became engaged, she was thrilled—until it was time to shop for a wedding dress. Having overcome an eating disorder years before, Gruys found herself struggling to maintain a positive self-image; so she decided to refocus her attention. Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall charts Gruys’s awakening as she vows to give up mirrors and other reflective surfaces, relying on friends and her fiancé to help her gauge both her appearance and outlook on life. The result? A renewed focus on what truly matters, regardless of smeared makeup or messy hair. With humorous and poignant scenes from Gruys’ life, Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall sparks important conversations about body image and reclaiming the power to define beauty.

“Honest, heartfelt and quirky.”
The Boston Globe
“This book should be required reading for those women who struggle with body-image issues—and even those who don’t.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A funny, provocative memoir.”
People (3.5/4 stars)

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