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The Power of Beauty
by Nancy Friday
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060171405, Hardcover)The whole notion that beauty is somehow politically incorrect is not exactly Nancy Friday's cup of tea. "Beauty is a player," she writes in The Power of Beauty, "Stalking the streets bare-breasted, stiletto heeled, fly unzipped." One of the more successful sex gurus of the last couple decades, Friday believes that the world would be a much better place if women could only stop pretending that beauty isn't important. And of course it wouldn't hurt if they started enjoying sex a little more, too: "It is a terrible waste of natural resources that we don't ... educate women to beam post-orgasmically upon the world."
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:22:04 -0400)
The Power of Beauty traces the importance of looks in our lives from our first hours in the nursery through childhood, adolescence, and the years as adults and parents to old age. It examines developmentally the author's own experiences, the stages of life itself, the feminist revolution that for the past thirty years has rocked relationships between men and women, and contemporary culture from high art to pop. In addition, it draws on a decade of research Friday has conducted on the psychology of physical appearance, including focus groups, symposia, and a national survey conducted with DYG Inc.
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