Paperback. Pub Date :2012-12-24 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Faber and Faber Crime For anyone who `s ever avoided the mirror. skipped swimming or got stuck in a dress in a changing room ... Almost every woman . worries about her weight For Anne H Putnam. it became unavoidable - by the age of seventeen she weighed over twenty stone and had tried everything. from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts When she decided to have weight-loss surgery. . she thought everything would change.But now. nine years later and ten sizes smaller. she has discovered that changing your body doesn `t automatically change how you feel about it. Navel Gazing is a funny. passionate and no-holds-barred memoir of one woman `s quest to accept her own body - to feel normal It will make you laugh. cry. cringe -. and wonder why it` s so hard for women to feel happy with the way they look.