The power of beauty

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Hutchinson, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 589 pages

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THE POWER OF BEAUTY

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Friday (Women on Top, 1991, etc.) describes women's self-image from infancy through old age, with lots of tiresome editorializing about the state of the women's movement today. Friday's defense of men ... Read full review

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User Review  - pipercat519 - LibraryThing

this was awful to read. I'm sure there were some good ideas in there somewhere, but I couldn't get past the too personal narrative. I really don't care who Nancy Friday was as a child. . . anymore than I care about her transformation as a powerful woman. Blaghh. What a waste of ime. Read full review

Contents

Envy
69
The Years of Invention
122
Girls
171
Boys
247
Feminism and Beauty
288
Men in the Mirror
377
and Their Towering Trophy Wives
428
The Penis the Shoe and the Vagina
450
Changing the Double Standard of Aging
473
Notes
553
Bibliography
577
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About the author (1996)

Nancy Friday was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1937. She has made a career of writing about women's issues. Her first book, My Secret Garden, published in 1973, created a stir with its frank discussion of women's sexual fantasies. This theme was continued in Forbidden Flowers. In My Mother/My Self, Friday turns to another issue, the relationship between mothers and daughters. She returns to the subject of sexual fantasies in Men In Love, only this time approaching it from a male perspective. In The Power of Beauty, Friday explores how women's lives are affected by their appearance in a culture that values beauty. Friday is also the author of Jealousy, and Women On Top. Friday attended Wellesley College and has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer. Her articles have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Forum, and Playboy.