My Big Bottom Blessing by Teasi Cannon is a book about body image and self-esteem. This book starts out very strong. It is humorous, touching, and something that most (if not all) women and girls can relate to. We have all experienced or know someone who has experienced the feelings that Teasi Cannon talks about.
The middle of the book was a little repetitive to me. I felt like she said the same things over (just in a different way). However, the book has a strong and powerful ending. I was glad I read the book. It made me look at my physical self in a new light, God's light.
We as a society constantly compare our bodies to other women's bodies. Bodies that the media say are beautiful (too skinny, perfectly airbrushed, etc.). Instead of looking at how magazines say our bodies should be, we should read the Bible and see what God says our bodies should be (and let me give you a hint - they are not the same).
I feel that Teasi does a great job at trying to get women to change their focus or at least their measuring stick. She does say that you should still be healthy (she's not saying to let yourself go and harm your health), but you don't have to be perfect or super skinny (which by the way is also unhealthy - the media won't tell you that).
This is a good read for women and girls in general. I recommend this book to all women (or men that have women in their lives dealing with body-image issues), especially if you or someone close to you is struggling with her self-image.
Worthy Publishing was generous enough to give me a copy to give away. So if you are interested in reading this book, leave a comment below and tell me how you think the media negatively impacts our self-image. I will choose from one comment and that lucky person will receive a copy of Teasi's book, My Big Bottom Blessing. You have until July 14 at midnight (CST) to enter.