By Lee Kofman (Affirm Press)
In this book, a mix of memoir and cultural critique, Russian-born writer Lee Kofman explores what it means to inhabit an
‘imperfect’ body in a world concerned with looks. The author takes us on a journey to her childhood, when she had a heart surgery that left a scar on her chest, the accident that left disfiguring marks on her legs, and the years she has spent hiding those ‘imperfections’.
Weaving her deeply moving story with research and interviews with people with a range of imperfections, Kofman provides further insight into the way media tries to shape how we have to look to be accepted.