Title

Making over the new Adam

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

The great American makeover : television, history, nation

Publication Date

1-1-2006

First Page

51

Last Page

64

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Keywords

Plastic Surgery, Reality Television, Cosmetic Procedure, Fresh Start, Face Lift

Abstract

Throughout Her Troubled Marriage, Laurie Willow turned to food for comfort. When the marriage ended in divorce, she faced life as a 300 pound single mother of four without a high school education. Forced to live in a shelter with her children, Laurie decided to change. She went back to school and eventually earned her masters degree in behavioral psychology. She underwent gastric bypass surgery and shed 186 pounds. With a new husband and a new life, she made one final decision. She went to a plastic surgeon for a full body lift, a procedure that removes pounds of unsightly excess skin from people who have lost large amounts of weight.

DOI

10.1057/9780312376178_4

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9780312376178

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Crawley, M. (2006). Making over the new Adam. In M. Hilmes (Ed.), The great American makeover: Television, history, nation (pp. 51-64). London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9780312376178_4

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