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2699 2699_ () 2699 2699 Overheard

Augie’s friend, observing Augie’s stomach: You are skinny!

Augie: Dude, that’s muscle. I am ripped.

And then the friend didn’t do anything like tell him to shut-up or laugh or anything. It was just on to the next topic, which I think involved knives or riding bikes.

Speaking of body image, go read my review of Kate Wicker‘s wonderful book Weightless. And then go read Weightless!

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  1. 🙂 My parents raised me (and my 3 sisters) with a similar body image of ourselves. Muscle over shape! Health over beauty! I repeatedly thank them for helping me see the real me. I’m now raising a son and this makes perfect sense (though most aspects of raising a boy are lost on me – thank goodness for people like you!)