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All I Ever Wanted Was to Be Hot : Self image, beauty ideals and desirability - Lucinda Froomes Price

All I Ever Wanted Was to Be Hot

Self image, beauty ideals and desirability

By: Lucinda Froomes Price

Paperback | 3 September 2024

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‘A book for the modern woman, laced with unflinching, glorious honesty.' Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, co-founders of Shameless Media

'A funny, real interrogation of Australia's body image problem, and a call to arms to dismantle diet culture.' Chantelle Otten, author and sexologist

'A feminist manifesto, a younger millennial gospel, with unparalleled candour and self awareness. I inhaled this book – it's going to be big.' Jessie Stephens

'I have always known that to be hot is to be powerful. For most of my life, I just took it as the way things are, a fact not worth interrogating since it's so obviously true.'

Up until her twenty-fifth birthday, the number one priority in Lucinda Price's life was to look good. She nipped, tucked, cut, plucked, shaved, tanned, crunched, squatted and starved. Then, she broke down.

All I Ever Wanted Was To Be Hot is a funny, provocative retrospective on the last thirty years of Western beauty standards. From the Pussycat Dolls to Victoria's Secret, The Girls of the Playboy Mansion to Lara Bingle, the media of the 2000s was littered with high profile examples of hotness as the highest form of social currency. Is it any wonder a girl growing up in that era might believe "good looks" were as integral to womanhood as having a pulse?

With her offbeat humour and incisive cultural commentary, Lucinda tells the unfiltered story of a young woman overcoming an eating disorder, illuminating our enduring obsession with appearance by holding a mirror up to herself, and in turn, all of us.

A hilarious, insightful deep dive into self image, desirability, pop-culture and power. A sparkling debut by one of Australia's most beloved creators and comedians, Lucinda Price aka Froomes.

'Brilliant, funny and brutally honest, this is a must-read for anyone trying to navigate through this incredibly complex, image-obsessed age.' Myf Warhurst

'If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a child, it would be a book … this book.' Ryan Shelton

'My book of the year. Whip-smart. Hilarious. Honest ... Lucinda is a genius who captures and melds the deeply serious and deeply funny in a way few writers can.' Hannah Ferguson

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