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Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski
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Jan 15, 2008 | ISBN 9780767914116

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“Kuczynski’s eye is keen, her wit sharp, and her perfectly sculpted eyebrows perennially arched.”

The New Republic

“Sharp, witty, observant and wise, Kuczynski delves into the cosmetic surgery subculture that threatens to become our dominant culture. Even those who would never consider Botox or scalpels will be transfixed by this fascinating exploration of the nexus of consumerism, narcissism and fear.”


“A disturbing portrait of contemporary American dreams of perfection and their pursuit at all costs.”

—Kathy Peiss, author of Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture

“If you are thinking about getting something lifted, tightened, extended, augmented, suctioned or abraded this is the book to read before walking into a plastic surgeon’s office.”

—Arthur Caplan, Emanuel & Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Director Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

“In this brilliant book, Alex Kuczynski takes a sharp and clear-eyed look at beauty lust run amok where the pursuit of beauty morphs into craving and addiction, and where an army of suppliers claim to deliver the goods with the speed and purity of unadulterated junk.”

—Nancy Etcoff, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, author of SURVIVAL OF THE PRETTIEST: THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY

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