Beauty Junkies: Book summary and reviews of Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski

Beauty Junkies

Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession With Cosmetic Surgery

by Alex Kuczynski

Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski

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Americans are aging faster and getting fatter than any other population on the planet. At the same time, our popular notions of perfect beauty have become so strict it seems even Barbie wouldn't have a chance of making it into the local beauty pageant.

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"A canny and witty guide to the excesses of a conformist society with more money than sense" - PW.
" Both witty and woozy, gossipy and trenchant, this book audaciously ends with a low-key argument in favor of cosmetic surgery." - Library Journal
"The various components combine to provide a solid summary of the downside of cosmetic surgery, though the author's self-regard is a tad annoying." - Kirkus.

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