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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.

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