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Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2008

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    This book is a great read. It was given to me by a woman my mother works for. She told me that her daughter had read it and found it fascinating, and a must read for any girl who has ever felt alientated by her beauty. She thought that because I was very pretty like her daughter, I might also enjoy it. This seemed strange at the time, but she was right. As a relatively attractive young woman growing up in a skin deep society, the book spoke to me. It addresses the reasons behind our obsession with appearance, where is originated, and why it is so persistent. The book makes our society's preoccupation with looks seem more like an inherited inevitability than a hurtful cultural flaw. If you're at all interested in the field of psychology this book provides great insight into the study of human behavior as it relates to the quest for beauty. It is at once a fun, light read and an insightful survey of human motives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    So cool :)

    Fyi im twelve and i luv this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Evo psych rubbish

    This is by a woman who describes makeup as being part of an "extended phenotype" which is a flagrant abuse of genetics.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

    One of my favorite books ever!

    The title of this book caught my eye. As an avid non-fiction reader, I decided to pick it up.
    Was hooked at the first chapter. The author makes a fun and fascinating read about how the beauty of others effects us. No boring facts and figures, but real life experiments that yield suprising results. I was shocked to learn how much someones appearance changes our own attitudes/reactions.
    If you ever wanted to know why that guy that looks like Brad Pitt suddenly turns you into a bumbling idiot, you should read this!

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    Posted November 13, 2011

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