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win a copy of the book ‘Thin,’ basis for the upcoming HBO documentary (now closed)

NOW CLOSED. WINNERS: Elizabeth, Diane, Sandy

WIN: one of three autographed copies of the book Thin, by photographer Lauren Greenfield

HOW: send an email with your U.S. mailing address

THE RULES: Here’s a gimme contest for ya: No need to be funny or clever — all you need to do to enter is click to send an email. If you have not won a prize in one of my caption contests or gimme giveaways in 2006*, and you have a United States mailing address, you’re eligible to win. (*Micropatrons who’ve snagged some exclusive micropatron goodies are eligible to win.) One entry per person.
On November 14 at 9pm Eastern, HBO will air Thin, an intimate look into the lives of four women suffering from an eating disorder, from documentarian Lauren Greenfield and based on her own book of photographs. I’ve got three autographed copies of Thin the book to give away, courtesy of HBO Films and Chronicle Books. Here’s the scoop on the book, from Chronicle:

Critically acclaimed for Girl Culture and Fast Forward, Lauren Greenfield continues her exploration of contemporary female culture with Thin, a groundbreaking book about eating disorders. Greenfield’s photographs are paired with extensive interviews and journal entries from twenty girls and women who are suffering from various afflictions. We meet 15-year-old Brittany, who is convinced that being thin is the only way to gain acceptance among her peers; Alisa, a divorced mother of two whose hatred of her body is manifested in her relentless compulsion to purge; Shelly, who has been battling anorexia for six years and has had a feeding tube surgically implanted in her stomach; as well as many others. Alongside these personal stories are essays on the sociology and science of eating disorders by renowned researchers Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Dr. David Herzog, and Dr. Michael Strober. These intimate photographs, frank voices, and thoughtful discussions combine to make Thin not only the first book of its kind but also a portrait of profound understanding.

My review of the film is here.

If you don’t want to wait to win, buy the book at Amazon.

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