Title: Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy
Edited by: Kelly Jensen
Published by: Algonquin Young Readers
Released: August 18, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: It’s time to bare it all about bodies!We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.
In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations—about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it’s like to live in their particular bodies—and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.
Come on in, turn the pages, and join the celebration of our diverse, miraculous, beautiful bodies! (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This was a really good collection all about all our different kinds of bodies. It was full of different kinds of stories, some where funny, some were sad, some made me think. I liked all the diverse voices and the variety of stories. I also enjoyed the variety of formats in this.
This is not the type of book that I usually read, but I enjoyed reading something different. It contains a lot of recognizable authors, as well as celebrities. If this topic sounds interesting to you, I'd definitely recommend checking it out!
is a former librarian and current editor at Book Riot and her own popular book blog, Stacked. She's the editor of two highly-acclaimed YA anthologies, Here We Are: Feminism For The Real World and (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health. Her writing has been featured in Bust Magazine, Fortune, Bustle, and more. When not working with words, she teaches yoga, hangs out with a motley crew of pets, and enjoys all of the black licorice no one else wants. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen and her website kellybjensen.com.
Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Kelly Jensen for letting me be a part of the tour!