Naomi Wolf's urgent and important exposé of the cult of beauty in abridged, accessible form.
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 exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.
“A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it”
“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 ”
“A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading”
“This is one of the most brilliant books...One doesn't have to agree with every sentence or even every implication of the statements to realise that they revolutionise the discussion of women's magazines and other parts of the ideology about women”
“Naomi Wolf's uncompromising, hard-hitting investigation of the coercion of women by the Beauty Myth has the power to changes lives”
Kim Chernin, author of The Obsession and The Hungry Self