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History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom
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History of the Breast

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History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom
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Mar 31, 1998 | ISBN 9780345388940

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Author Essay

This is the sort of book that I would pick off the shelf immediately just upon seeing the title.  What could be more fascinating than an exploration of society’s obsession with this particular part of the female anatomy?  Marilyn Yalom’s meticulously well-researched text spans "25,000 years of ideas, images, and perceptions of the female breast–in religion, psychology, politics, society and the arts."  That’s quite an undertaking and Yalom succeeds brilliantly in all aspects.  It is both in-depth and readable; Yalom is as much a writer as she is a researcher.  A History of the Breast is the perfect springboard to a deeper understanding of the often very dark cultural significance of the female form.

-Kelly Lamb, Ballantine Marketing Coordinator

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