Friday, 4 October 2013

Book-launch for The Ministry of Thin, October 3rd 2013

It was a great honour to launch my latest book, The Ministry of Thin, at Senate House Library last night. Introduced by the wonderful librarian Dr Richard Espley (a fellow member of the Leonard Woolf Society) I gave a hopefully not-too-long talk, looking at the cultural obsession with weight and its frequently poisonous consequences, the symbolic value of the female body, growing pressures on men, and how we might make positive changes...

Lively audience discussion ensued (helped by some delicious red wine) ranging from self-image to consumerism to body-hair-bullshit to cosmetic surgery to the joys of baked Camembert and new potatoes and much more...

Huge thanks to Richard Espley and Senate House Library for the evening.

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