The controversial, critically-acclaimed, bestselling book that kickstarted the third wave of feminism is now available with a new introduction and a new look.
In 1990, Naomi Wolf published The Beauty Myth - a book that catapulted Wolf into the international spotlight and onto bestseller lists everywhere (88 straight weeks on The Globe and Mail bestseller list). The effects it had on feminist discourse can still be felt today (and in some ways are even more relevant), and the author's new introduction will help put all the controversy, debate, and media it inspired in context for the next millennium.
About the Author
Naomi Wolf graduated from Yale in 1984 and won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. The Beauty Myth was published in 14 countries (over 66,000 copies sold in paperback in Canada to date) and became an instant bestseller. Wolf has appeared on many talk shows and speaks to college audiences across North America.
"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it." - Gloria Steinem
"Powerful... No other work has... so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars." - New York Times
"The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch." - Germaine Greer
"A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading." - Guardian
"Essential reading." - Fay Weldon
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd November 1993
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 19.8 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1