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Kate Winslet reflects on the oppressive standard of physical perfection


Kate Winslet filming in London for 'The Holiday' from this week!

In an essay written for BECOMING MYSELF: Reflections on Growing Up Female (Hyperion), four-time Academy Award nominee, Kate Winslet reflects on the oppressive standard of physical perfection that women everywhere are forced to contend with.

“What is perfect?” Winslet asks. “Nothing is perfect. You’re only as happy as you feel. And that is a tremendously important thing for young women, to feel good about themselves, despite all the pressure from not just the movies but these magazines.”

In the essay, composed especially for this collection, Winslet speaks openly about a number of things: coming to terms with her own fuller figure, the uncomfortable experience of her Titanic nude scene, and even the infamous episode of MTV’s I Want a Famous Face that left her in tears.

The Winslet essay is just one in a collection of sixty-seven funny, poignant, indignant, nostalgic, and powerfully female pieces of writing. This wonderful collection does not espouse any agenda, and every walk of life is represented, from the joys of being young and in love to being a liberating force for women in the world. It will provide a great reading experience for readers of all ages and would be an ideal Mother’s Day gift.

BECOMING MYSELF hits stores on April 18, 2006 and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Source: Hyperion Books









I think she's thin, I must be crazy.


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I adore Kate and I'm so glad to see she is continuing her defense of the female form, in all it's shapes and sizes. I think she's fabulous and being the dork that I am, I preordered this book. Should be an interesting and thought provoking read.
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