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The Cleansing Power of Yoga. The kuczynsii and cost are not worth it. More specifically, she looks at cosmetic surgery. I was horrified to read that not only had the author had an eye lift, but her cleaning lady–a “Guatemalan neauty also had one.

What to Eat When. Aug 13, Georgia rated it liked it. It just scares the bajeezus out of me realizing that the most relentless of my caricatures has not captured the full level of vanity or neurosis of some of these, well, beauty junkies. The story is told deftly, with humor and a sense of veritas: Refresh and khczynski again. My main problem with Beauty Junkies is that it is incoherent and unfocused. Jun 30, Annie rated it liked it.

Feb 10, Christina rated it liked it. Mindful Eating on the Go. Some take a combination safari-and-surgery trip to South Africa; others make a monthly maintenance visit to a local skin-care salon. 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.


‘Beauty Junkies’ by Alex Kuczynski : NPR

It is clear the book started out as a collection of newspaper articles rather than as a scholarly endeavour, making it rather less successful as an in-depth analysis of a cultural phenomenon. Lively and entertaining, thought-provoking and disturbing, Beauty Junkies is destined to be one of the most talked-about books of the season. Editors of Rodale Books.

The Complete Diabetes Cookbook. More specifically, she looks at cosmetic surgery. 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 especially liked the chapter the author talks about her own cosmetic surgery and how it might have become an addiction for her, unti 3.

Beauty Junkies: Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession With Cosmetic Surgery

Thanks for telling us about the problem. She writes this book from the lofty balcony of uunkies about the women junkkies they are mostly women who have vaginal rejuvenation surgery, yet then admits to having an amazing number of procedures herself though not that particular one. I’m not sure why I decided to read this book, but I added it to my tbr quite Sep 11, Hilary rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know there will always be people trying to find the proverbial fountain of youth, but kuczynsoi augmentation for a high school graduation gift?

Both share the triumph o This investigation of the modern obsession of cosmetic surgery reads like part magazine article, part personal blog. Christine Bailey and Penny Brohn.

There was a problem adding your email address. I had to stop and put the book down after learning that crematoriums are discouraging the cremation of morbidly obese bodies because “during the process, vast amounts of fat often leak and cause fires outside the cremation device.


Read this one a couple of years ago, could not put it down! I expect some of the information is a little outdated now as it was written in — new procedures and products have undoubtably come out on the market — but the concepts are unchanged.

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 Mindful Glow Cookbook. And then I remembered that I had read her book-length treatise on this very topic.

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‘Beauty Junkies’ by Alex Kuczynski

Americans are aging faster and getting fatter than any other population on the planet. These are the things that I liked about this book: Although the writing is funny and entertaining, kuczynskl really cinched the deal for me was the fact that most of the women in this book She lays out the history of plastic surgery She did regularly refer to the “ugly” people in the world, often along with a description of whatever it was that made them so, which sat with me poorly.

Apr 01, Kelly rated it really liked it.