Summary: Spirited girls offer a quirky take on traditional advice of how beautiful girls should behave, showing how their own individuality and talent make them beautiful.
Publisher / Publication Date: Running Pr Book Pub. 2016
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Summary: Chronicles the year the author spent avoiding her reflection, an effort throughout which she relied on the feedback of others to help her gauge her appearance, outlook, priorities, and beliefs about beauty.
Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRUYS, KJERSTIN GRU
Summary: "Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams--a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015
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Summary: Every year Americans spend an average of $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery procedures. Why are we being conditioned not to like the way we look? Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five-year journey to unearth the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Xenon Pictures 2010
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Summary: "Boot camp for a younger, hipper makeover, packed with no-holds-barred advice on little beauty and fashion changes that pay off big time."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher / Publication Date: Springboard Press 2008
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.704 Krupp
Summary: This valuable study, full of infuriating statistics and examples, documents societal pressure on women to conform to a standard form of beauty. Freelance journalist Wolf cites predominant images that negatively influence women--the wrinkle-free, unnaturally skinny fashion model in advertisements and the curvaceous female in pornography--and questions why women risk their health and endure pain...
Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1991