Dietland: A Novel by Sarai Walker

By Sarai Walker

The vitamin revolution is the following. And it’s armed.

Plum Kettle does her top to not be spotted, simply because while you’re fats, to be spotted is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. along with her activity answering fan mail for a favored youngster girls’ journal, she is biding her time till her weight loss surgical procedure. merely then can her precise existence as a skinny individual eventually begin.

Then, while a mysterious girl begins following her, Plum reveals herself falling down a rabbit gap and into an underground neighborhood of ladies who reside existence on their lonesome phrases. There Plum has the same opinion to a sequence of demanding situations that strength her to accommodate her prior, her doubts, and the genuine charges of changing into “beautiful.” whilst, a perilous guerrilla staff known as “Jennifer” starts to terrorize a global that mistreats girls, and as Plum grapples along with her own struggles, she turns into entangled in a sinister plot. the implications are explosive.

Dietland is a daring, unique, and humorous debut novel that takes at the attractiveness undefined, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession—from the interior out, and with fists flying.

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With some success in this disorder, he extended the bromide therapy to ‘hysterical epilepsy’ when the epileptic attacks ‘only occurred during the catamenial period, except under otherwise strong exciting causes’ (Temkin, 1971, p. 298). Seizures were cured in 13 of 14 of these cases (Sieveking, 1861, p. 528). Reynolds, in his monograph on epilepsy 31 The woman with epilepsy: a historical perspective written 4 years after Locock’s report, did not share his successful responses. Wilks, who doubted Locock’s theory of bromides acting on ovarian irritation, reported his successful therapy of men and women with epilepsy in 1861.

Bouchet C, Cazauvieilh D. De l’epilepsie considere dans ses rapports avec l’alienation mentale. Arch Gen Med 1825; 9:510–42. D’Olier M. On the coexistence of hysteria and epilepsy, with distinct manifestations of two neuroses. Alienist Neurologist 1882; 3:178–93. Dostoyevsky F. The Brothers Karamzov. Transl. Magarshack D. Penguin, Hammondsworth, 1881. Duffy J. Masturbation and clitoridectomy: a nineteenth century view. JAMA 1963; 186:246–8. Echeverria MG. On Epilepsy: Anatomo-Pathological and Clinical Notes.

Similarly, concerning bromides, Sieveking wrote: ‘though I have not enjoyed the same amount of success I have found it decidedly beneficial. ’ William Alexander’s 1889 text, The Treatment of Epilepsy, provides some of the clearest descriptions of therapies directed specifically at women. He noted that masturbation was often a result – not a cause – of epilepsy in males. In a personal series of four castrations in males, he noted no improvement of epilepsy, although he reported other physicians who did find this procedure beneficial.

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