Books about Body Image

Adolescence and Body Image: From Development to Prevention (Adolescence and Society)
By Lina A. Ricciardelli and Zali Yager
224 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2015

Body Image, Second Edition: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention
By Thomas F. Cash and Linda Smolak
The definitive text for doctors, therapists, students, and everyone in between. Body Image compiles information from mental health experts with diverse backgrounds on topics ranging from existing and new theories, treatment, and prevention. This updated version discusses the newest topics in the field as well as advances in the field of eating disorders.
490 pages, paperback, 2012

Body Image In the Primary School: A Self-Esteem Approach to Building Body Confidence, 2nd Edition
by Nicky Hutchinson & Chris Calland
198 pages, hardcover/paper, 2019

The Body Image Workbook, Second Edition: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
By Thomas F. Cash
Dr. Cash has focused much of his professional career on the ‘psychology of physical appearance’. Using his knowledge coupled with a cognitive behavioral approach he has developed this eight step program for learning to like your looks. Specific exercises, helpsheets, and explanations provide support in your efforts to improve your body image.
216 pages, paperback, 2008

Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body
by Robert Butera & Jennifer Kreatsoulas
240 pages, paper, 2018

Body Positive: Understanding and Improving Body Image in Science and Practice
by Elizabeth Daniels, Meghan Gillen & Charlotte H. Markey
280 pages, hardcover, 2018

Body of Truth:  How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight – and What We Can Do about It
By Harriet Brown
304 pages, paperback, 2016

Dr. Deah’s Calmanac: Your Interactive Monthly Guide for Cultivating a Positive Body Image
By Deah Schwartz
153 pages, paperback, 2013

The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America
by Virginia Sole-Smith
304 pages, hardcover, 2018

Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quite that critical voice!)
By Connie Sobczak
255 pages, paperback, 2014

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness
by Emily L. Newman
208 pages, hardcover, 2018
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Full: How one woman found yoga, eased her inner hunger, and started loving herself
By Kimber Simpkins
318 pages, paperback, 2013

Living with Your Body & Other Things You Hate
By Emily Sandoz PhD & Troy DuFrene
184 pages, paperback, 2014

Love Your Body: Change the Way You Feel About the Body You Have
By Tami Brannon-Quan & Lisa Licavoli
Do you need to get out of that constant state of criticizing your body? We have the book for you! Love Your Body: Change the Way You Feel About the Body You Have, does not disappoint. This book will take you on a step-by-step journey to reconnect with your body and find a newfound appreciation and acceptance for the body you have. That internal critic has created self-loathing and poor self-esteem for far too long. Start today to make a positive change in how you feel about your body and do the work to feel better about yourself.
190 pages, paperback, 2007

Mind Your Own Body: A Body Image Handbook
by Gina Macdonald
174 pages, paper, 2018

Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year
By Kjerstin Gruys
320 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2014

Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty, and Life after Pregnancy
By Dena Cabrera with Emily Wierenga
242 pages, hardcover, 2013
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No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom
By Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling & Shelley Aggarwal
192 pages, paperback, 2019

Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond
By Margo Maine & Joe Kelly
232 pages, hardcover/paperback, June 2016

The Slender Trap: A Food and Body Workbook
By Lauren Lazar Stern
272 pages, spiral-bound, 2010

The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are
By Cynthia M. Bulik
252 pages, paperback, 2012