About face: women write about what they see when they look in the mirror
Distinctive and unique, facial appearance is hugely important in every encounter we will ever have. From the concept of beauty to the social ill of discrimination, the importance of the face in our interpersonal interactions is certainly known. But have you ever thought about the role your face plays in your day-to-day life, or the way your face may have determined the outcome of an incident from your past?
In "About Face, " twenty-five writers tackle this question, each using the same simple framework of an opening paragraph that objectively considers what they see when they look in the mirror. Each writer then details an experience that transpired, in one way or another, because of the face they live with: a feature that belies a woman's heritage, a scar that serves as a daily reminder of a childhood tragedy, an unwanted change due to sun exposure or smoking or drinking.
Since we live our entire lives behind our faces, "About Face" presents a challenge: to consider exploring our experiences from a vantage point we simply don't have access to. This collection uncovers surprising outcomes and truly unique observations about internal experiences as witnessed from the writers' external points of view.
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Review: About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the MirrorUser Review - Kat - Goodreads
This gets two stars because there are about two good essays in the whole book, which has a lovely premise but terrible follow-through. The feminist editors talk about the radical act of speaking ... Read full review
Review: About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the MirrorUser Review - Lani - Goodreads
Meh. I need to remember that books of essays mean a lot of weak with a couple of 'huh' thought-provokers, and a couple I can relate to. I struggle with my interactions with mirrors, I hate them, but I ... Read full review
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