Our Looks/Our Lives: Sex, Beauty, Power, and the Need to Be Seen

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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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About the Author:

Nancy Friday is the author of seven internationally bestselling books, including My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers, Jealousy, Women on Top, and the acclaimed My Mother/My Self. She lives with her husband in Key West and Connecticut.

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"A pull-yourself-up-by-your-pumps manifesto." -- Boston Globe

"A thorough explanation of the meaning of beauty." -- --Time

"Challenging, thought-provoking...[a] fascinating psychological study of beauty." -- --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Enormously fun to read." -- --New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating...recommended highly." -- --New York Observer

"Likely to linger long in the reader's memory." -- --Seattle Times

"Moving and honest....You've got to love Nancy Friday." -- --People

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