Our Looks/Our Lives: Sex, Beauty, Power, and the Need to Be Seen
Do You Like What You See In The Mirror?
We all want to have it. Beauty. Today more than ever, our physical appearance determines how we judge ourselves and are judged by others. Like it or not, we live in the age of the Empty Package, when how we look takes precedence over such enduring qualities as integrity, kindness, and honesty. Now, in this provacative, entertaining book, the acclaimed author of the international bestseller My Mother/My Self reveals the truth about how looks affect our lives, and how life affects our looks.
In this thoroughly honest and upbeat book, Nancy Friday probes the power, allure, and mystique of beauty including: fashion, fear of competition, shoes and sex, adolescent pain, envy, the double standard of aging, fairy tales, feminism, love, and more. Part memoir, part history, Our Looks, Our Lives will forever change the way we all look in the mirror.
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THE POWER OF BEAUTYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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