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The Beauty Myth : Vintage Feminism Short Editions - Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth

Vintage Feminism Short Editions

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2015
ISBN: 9781784870416
Number Of Pages: 128

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This is Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form with a new introduction by the author. Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma - how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf's groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank expose of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

About the Author

Naomi Wolf is a bestselling American writer, known for her advocacy of feminism and progressive politics. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. She became internationally famous with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, in 1991, and has gone on to write many subsequent titles, including: Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions, The Tree House and Vagina: A New Biography.

Industry Reviews

"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 *

ISBN: 9781784870416
ISBN-10: 1784870412
Series: Vintage Feminism Short Editions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 2nd March 2015
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Number: 1

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