Sunday, January 10, 2021

Keeping tabs on authors in LINKcat: Kim Chernin


Source:  LINKcat

New York Times, 1/3/2021
In 1980, Ms. Chernin was an unpublished poet when Ticknor & Fields bought her book “The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness.” The manuscript, seven years in the making, had been rejected by 13 publishers. 
Anorexia and bulimia were little-discussed disorders at the time; on college campuses, however, there was an emerging crisis among young women, and when Ms. Chernin’s book appeared, she became a sought-after speaker on television and on college campuses. The book, which had a limited first print run, sold out quickly.

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