The power of beauty

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 589 pages
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From the diaphragm to the WonderBra, the author of such classic books as My Secret Garden and My Mother/My Self traces the past 25 years of changes in women's attitudes about self-esteem, appearance, and sexuality. Taking readers from the Patriarchal Fifties to the Empty Package Nineties, Friday discuses a wide range of topics, exploring the possibility of a future free from the twin obsessions of the power of beauty and the beauty of power.

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The power of beauty

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Despite its footnotes, bibliography, and length, this is not a scholarly work. Instead, Friday (My Mother/Myself, LJ 9/15/77) has produced another pop psychology book offering little, if any, new ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Nancy Friday is the bestselling author of "My Secret Garden, Jealousy, Men in Love, My Mother/My Self, Women on Top, The Power of Beauty" and, most recently, "Our Looks, Our Lives." She lives in Key West, Florida, and in Connecticut.