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Publisher's Summary

The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity.
In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."
©2002, 1991 Naomi Wolf (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Angie B on 03-05-17

still revelant

even though it's almost 20 years since this updated version of the early 1990s book was published, it's still relevant today. eye-opening, stunning.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Melanie Pfautz on 12-09-16

Sadly, this is all still relevant

An important commentary you owe it to yourself, your wife, your daughters, your coworkers to read.

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By Lena-Marie on 05-02-15

Frightening, insightful and uplifting.

Women and men, everyone should read this and be liberated. Excellent performance of excellent writing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Leslie on 10-26-15

Essential reading

Though now 24 years old, this book is still terrifyingly current.

The book I wish I had read at 14.

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