Body Outlaws: The Book

Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty & Body Image

The Book that Redefines Beauty —
by Ophira Edut
Foreword by Rebecca Walker

Body Outlaws (formerly named Adios Barbie) is the first-ever multicultural body image anthology. Twenty-eight young women and two men reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors and textures. In doing so, these stories expand the national dialogue about body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality and power issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies.

Here’s what people are saying about the ground-breaking anthology:

“A refreshingly unorthodox and multicultural contribution to women’s studies…” — Kirkus Reviews

“These are women of all stripes, speaking their minds — and their bodies.” — The Washington Post

“Body Outlaws unearths fresh narratives in the literature about women’s bodies and body image, challenging assumptions about what’s normal and what’s beautiful.” — Women’s Review of Books

“[A] step forward in the discussion of how feminine attractiveness is viewed in American society…” — Publishers Weekly