Bainbridge shares insightful musings on the nature and genesis of female physical dissatisfaction. Flush with fascinating statistical data. In this ode to the female form, Bainbridge, a Cambridge University-trained zoologist, explains why he thinks humans are the only animals with big hips and breasts. Critics rest easy, though a man wrote this book, Bainbridge recognizes that his state as a "forty-something Caucasian male" may not make him the "ideal person to write a book about human female body shape." He also brings women's voices into the book throughout with quotes at the beginning of each chapter from different interviewees. Representative of different ages and varying body mass index sizes, the anonymous interviewers have one thing in common: A general dissatisfaction with at least one aspect of their bodies.