Год издания: 2008
Издатель: University of Nevada Press
Количество страниц: 288
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The surprising and unpredictable story of the personal and social after-effects of rapid and dramatic weight loss. Using in-depth, first person accounts of 33 men and women who underwent weight-loss surgery, this book elaborates on the complexities of finally getting what you wished for – the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected. Suddenly being treated well by previously dismissive strangers is embraced by some, yet it angers others who question a kindness reserved only for the non-obese. Attention from the opposite sex is both flattering and scary, as many have little experience dealing with such advances. Marriages and relationships are rocked for better and for worse, as jealousy, insecurity and shifting roles jolt previously stable dynamics. All the changes provoke a re-evaluation of who one is and what one values. This is the story of how dramatic weight loss can result in personal growth, with all of its attendant...