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The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, & Other Hazards of Being Female

The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, & Other Hazards of Being Female

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Getting undressed for the dreaded seventh-grade gym class. Feeling fascinated with, yet disgusted by, the fashion magazines full of perfect, unattainable bodies. Enduring the pain of a bikini wax or suffering the ramifications of overplucked brows.
Like all women, the contributors to The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater have been there and lived to tell the tale. With laugh-out-loud essays on such topics as the hell of puberty; fashion errors and triumphs; rolls, jiggles, and dimples; the positives and pitfalls of cosmetic surgery; and beauty standards across different races and cultures, readers will feel that they are sitting down with their girlfriends for a funny, honest, and thought-provoking conversation about our complex relationships with our bodies.
With smarts, wit, and style, this collection captures the double bind of beauty and body image that women contend with each day.

Authors : Samantha Schoech, Lisa Taggart

Publisher : Avalon Publishing Group

Published Year : June 2007

Format : Paperback - Paperback, 256 pages

Subject : Beauty & Grooming - General & Miscellaneous, Success, Motivation & Self-Esteem

Dimensions : 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

ISBN : 158005210X

ISBN13 : 9781580052108

Overview :

In this outrageous collection of laugh-out-loud essays, nothing is sacred and no horror story goes untold, Brazilian bikini waxes, nursing nightmares, boob jobs, jiggly thighs, overzealous sweat glands, and pure, shameless vanity-it's all here in these brazenly honest tales, from twenty-one hilarious writers who've survived it all and have the stretch marks to prove it. We all know we worry about our looks too much, but who wants to admit it? These women do, and they tell the unflinching uproarious truth about our bodies, and the tragicomic relationships we women have with them. Reading these essays is like having a girls' night out with your best friends-only much, much funnier, and without the hangover the next day.
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