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The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty,…

by Samantha Schoech

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Not nearly as applicable to my life as I thought it would be. I was anticipating stories about encounters with prejudice, inappropriate sexual come-ons, dealing with the fact that having boobs makes you somehow more likely to be considered helpless, but this was really focused on what happens as you get old. Or have babies. I think I could have gotten more reading the Oprah magazine. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
An excellent collection of truly humorous, poignant and thought-provoking essays. Any female reader will identify with and recognize herself in at least one of these pieces. The topics run the gamut from boob size to post pregnancy body blues, and the subjects are treated with humor, honesty and pathos. As the authors say, you might not feel better about yourself or your body after reading this, but you will know for sure that you are not alone. ( )
  EmScape | Jan 7, 2013 |
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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.

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