This is my 6th book that I’ve read, and am trying to figure out how to write a post for the books I finish reading. Should it be a short summary and if I like it or didn’t. Maybe just the big issues/topics I see in the book.
The Nakeds by Lisa Glatt an interesting book if you are one curious about human sexuality, body image, family, and nudity. I say interesting because in college I took several courses that dealt with sexuality such as Latina sexuality and human sexuality. There was always an interesting conversations during class. These are classes that you could easily get a “A” in if you did all the readings and the assignments.
Body image, being ashamed, nudity, sexuality, these are all tied together throughout the book. A little girl who is ashamed of her injured leg that is wrap in a cast because of a drunk driver hitting her. She uncomfortable within her own body because one leg doesn’t look like the other. Uncomfortable being nude with other nude people after her mom and step-father introduce her to a nude camp.
Am sure some of us can relate to the little girl in some way where we are uncomfortable with our body or a certain part. There are some of us who don’t come from a family that doesn’t mind being nude in front of each other because of several reasons. One reason is that the nude body is a sexual object. Just like the issue with breast feed in public, it a normal natural thing, but people sexualize the female breast.
Just some of other interesting things that book covers is keeping secrets. Secrets that you don’t want people to know about you or about your family. In the book you will look into the world of the individual who was driving drunk and hits the little girl. Never stopping to checking to see if she was alright or call for help. Just leave her on the street to die and struggling living with that.