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Imperfect - Lee Kofman

Paperback Published: 14th January 2019
ISBN: 9781925584813
Number Of Pages: 320

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By the time she was eleven and living in Russia, Lee Kofman had undergone several major operations on both a defective heart and injuries sustained in a bus accident. Her body harbours a constellation of disfiguring scars that have shaped her sense of self and her view of the world. But it wasn't until she moved from the Soviet Union to Israel and later Australia that she realised these markings weren't badges of honour to flaunt but were, in fact, imperfections that needed to be concealed.

In a seductive mix of memoir and cultural critique, Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it's like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. She reveals the subtle ways we are all influenced by the bodies we inhabit, whether our differences are pronounced or noticeable only to ourselves. She talks to people of all shapes, sizes and configurations and takes a hard look at the way media and culture dictates how bodies should and shouldn't be.

By turns illuminating, confronting and deeply personal, IMPERFECT challenges us all to consider how we exist in the world and how our bodies shape the people we become.

ISBN: 9781925584813
ISBN-10: 192558481X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th January 2019
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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