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

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In this fascinating, sharply written insight into America's $15 billion cosmetic surgery industry, author Alex Kuczynski paints an incomparable picture of obsessive patients and the equally obsessive doctors who cater to their dreams.

From a group of high-maintenance New York City women who devote themselves to preserving their looks twenty-four hours a day and a podiatrist's office in Manhattan where a 'foot face-lift' provides women with the right fit for their $700 Jimmy Choos, to a 'surgery safari' in South Africa complete with photographs of magically rejuvenated patients posing with wild animals, Kuczynski portrays the quest for transformation in all its extremes. In Los Angeles women of an uncertain age even nip and tuck their most private areas, so that every inch of their bodies is as taut as their lifted faces.

Lively and entertaining, thought-provoking and disturbing, Beauty Junkies is a fascinating insight into life under the knife.

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"It's her unique mix of in-depth reportage and unmasking of personal vulnerabilities that takes Beauty Junkies beyond shock value and into something much more complex" ( Elle)

"Kuczynski's eye is keen, her wit sharp and her perfectly sculpted eyebrows perenially arched" ( The New Republic)

"Kuczynski is an accurate and wicked reporter..." ( New York Post)

"New York Times reporter Kuczynski has attitude to spare...A canny and witty guide to the excesses of a conformist society with more money than sense" ( Publishers Weekly)

"compelling" ( Newsweek)

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A wickedly revealing excursion into the burgeoning business of cosmetic surgery

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