The Skinny on Thin

As a way to jolt the fashion industry out of its anorexic mindset, the banning of size-zero models from Madrid's catwalks was just fine in my opinion. I agree with Dave Schonauer's blog that the line should be drawn at a government mandate. But anyone who needs reminding that the female body-image crisis isn't limited to haute couture should check out Thin (Chronicle Books, $35), Lauren Greenfield's powerful new study of patients at a Florida eating disorders clinic.

As a way to jolt the fashion industry out of its anorexic mindset, the banning of size-zero models from Madrid's catwalks was just fine in my opinion. I agree with Dave Schonauer's blog that the line should be drawn at a government mandate. But anyone who needs reminding that the female body-image crisis isn't limited to haute couture should check out Thin (Chronicle Books, $35), Lauren Greenfield's powerful new study of patients at a Florida eating disorders clinic.

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