Stacked: a 32DDD reports from the front

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Bloomsbury, Feb 7, 2007 - Medical - 229 pages
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What is it about breastsor if, you prefer, bazoombas, melons, Dolly Partons, or breastasaurithat inspires such fascination? No one is even sure why women have breasts when not pregnant or nursing, but start a conversation about them, Susan Seligson discovered, and every woman, man, child, and drag queen has something to say. InStacked, this intrepid 32DDD writer takes us on a journey through a culture where breasts have come to stand for all that is woman. Seligson introduces us to the proud owners of the world's largest augmented breasts; crusaders for the right to parade bare-chested in public; and women pining for larger breasts or smaller ones, who may resort to surgery or stranger fixes (breast-enhancing gum? giant suction cups?) to get the breasts of their dreams. She relates the history of the bra and takes us on a quest for the perfect one. She explores the thinking of surgeons who do hundreds of breast implants a year, academics suspicious of our changing standards of femininity, and the editor ofBusty Beautiesmagazine. And she writes throughout with the wisdom and humor of a woman who knows what it is to wield body parts so powerful they can make men crash cars.

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Review: Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front

User Review  - Marc Brackett - Goodreads

I must admit that I found the subject of this book most enjoyable. In all reality what's not to like about this subject. The experience was somewhat diminished by several factors. The first being the ... Read full review

Review: Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front

User Review  - Gayle - Goodreads

Really disappointing and repetitive. Good to hear about breast from a woman's point of view for a change tho. Read full review

Contents

My Face Is Up Here Pal
1
Nice Chichis
15
The Riddle of the Rack
37
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Susan Seligson is a journalist and the author of Going with the Grain; she has also coauthored four children’s books with her husband, cartoonist Howie Schneider. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, Salon.com, Atlantic Monthly, Redbook, the Boston Globe Magazine, Outside, and Allure, among others, and currently writes an award-winning humor column for the Provincetown Banner. She lives in North Truro, MA.

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