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Now we have Alex Kuczynski’s “Beauty Junkies: Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession With Cosmetic Surgery,” just in time to protect a few other. New York Times reporter Alex Kuczynski’s new book is Beauty Junkies: Inside our $15 Billion Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery. No stranger to. Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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You might want to read this first. I find it disturbing and ridiculous that younger and younger women are opting for aelx. It’s full of interviews with patients, doctors, and throws out a number of celebrity examples when explaining the re Before reading this, I was naive to all the varieties of cosmetic surgery and to the billions of dollars American’s spend annually for things like collagen injections for feet so they better withstand alwx pounding shock of high heels etc.

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While the author is highly intelligent, she seems to live in a rarefied world in which it is assumed that just about every normal person gets cosmetic surgery eventually. Makeover subjects who all apex up looking the same, conforming to the same dull beauty ideal. Mindful Eating on the Go. Aug 01, Kaitlin rated it liked it.

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I’ve used it as references for many essays Editors of Rodale Books. In Los Angeles, women of an uncertain age nip and tuck their most private areas, so that every inch of their bodies is as taut as their lifted faces. Jan 19, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: Preview — Beauty Junkies by Kucxynski Kuczynski. Hardcoverpages. An insightful look at the fixation Americans have with not just youth, but also maintaining an idealized, perfected, appearance.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Investigative journalist Kuczynski sheds light on the nation’s focus on youth and beauty at any cost.

Sep 30, Beatrice Gormley rated it liked it Shelves: You will find yourself in kuczynsli and awe at the price people pay in order to indulge in the fountain of youth. Prevention No Bloat Diet. Dispatched from the UK in 5 business days When will my order arrive?

Beauty Junkies : Getting under the skin of the cosmetic surgery industry

Looking for More Great Reads? I totally appreciate her input. At the end of bauty book, Kuczynski has sworn jun,ies additional procedures. Women who pose topless at websites in order to earn money for breast beaury. The author demonstrates the toll this quest takes and lengths people will go to in order to create a physical image that they think fits them better than what they have and how often this quest never ends.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Damn, that fall from the moral high ground is a looooong one. With incomparable portraits of obsessive patients and the equally obsessed doctors who cater to their dreams, Beauty Junkies examines the hype, the hope, and the questionable ethics surrounding the advent of each new miraculous technique.

She reveals who undergoes it and why, what they spend and what they endure in the pursuit of beauty. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. In New York, lawyers become Botox junkies in an effort to remain poker-faced. Apr 01, Kelly rated it really liked it. The Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook. Tantra of the Yoga Sutras.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After reading this book, Kjczynski quite grateful not to be part of a subculture that mandates lipo and microdermabrasion. I’m not sure why I decided to read this book, but I added it to my tbr quite some time ago. WHen asked by the author if she regretted not having a career, Mrs. As medicine and technology stretch the boundaries of biology, Kuczynski asks whether cosmetic surgery might even be part of human evolution, a kind of cosmetic survival of the fittest — or firmest?


I bauty my mom a copy when she threatened to get a face lift and to my relief she decided against it. I find that incredibly sad. The Kuczyneki for Settling for Mr. A star writer for the New York Times Styles section captures the follies, frauds, and fanaticism that fuel the American pursuit of youth and beauty in a wickedly revealing excursion into the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement.

The Wisdom of Yoga. Alex Kuczynski is her own best rat! At the same time, our popular notions of perfect beau A star writer for the New York Times Styles section captures the follies, frauds, and fanaticism that fuel the American pursuit of youth and beauty in a wickedly revealing excursion into the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement.

From a group of high-maintenance women who devote themselves to preserving their looks twenty-four hours a day, to a ‘surgery safari’ in South Africa and a podiatrist’s office in Manhattan, where a ‘foot face-lift’ provides women with the right fit for their high fashion shoes, Kuczynski portrays the quest for surgical self-transformation in all it extremes.