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YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty
     

YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty

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by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
 

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Most people think that beauty revolves around such things as lipstick, sweet eyes, or skinny jeans — all those things that we can see (and obsess over) in the mirror. But the fact is that beauty isn't some superficial pursuit, and it's not some random act that you can thank (or curse) your ancestors for.

There are, in fact, scientific standards to beauty.

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You Being Beautiful 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've read a lot of the other "YOU" books, you're probably thinking what I'm thinking, "When are these guys going to run out of ideas?" Well, they haven't yet, and unlike a lot of sequels, this one's not half bad.

So what's the point of this book- to just look beautiful? Well, not exactly. While looking beautiful is definitely covered in the book, the authors want to make it clear that real beauty isn't just "skin deep". As far as they're concerned, there are three "levels" of beauty. They are:

-looking beautiful
-feeling beautiful
-being beautiful (which is more or less acting/behaving beautiful)

The book is really thick and takes its time covering each of these major areas. A little bit about what is covered in each section:

-being beautiful: beautifying and caring for your skin, hair, teeth, nails, and feet are discussed here, as well as weight and muscle toning tips.

-feeling beautiful: learn how to beat pain, the blues, low energy and debt in this section. (I found the info on accupressure points very interesting)

-being beautiful: I felt that this was kind of a "catch-all" section. The major issues addressed here were improving relationships, sex info, and a short discussion about happiness (rec. "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World" for a more detailed review of happiness).

The book ends with an hour-by-hour plan for the "Ultimate Be-YOU-tiful Day". I doubt I could pull this day off very often, but it was a nice way of pulling many of the book's tips together to show you how they can be easily integrated in your daily routine.

All-in-all a very enjoyable, and comprehensive book for those looking to improve both their inner and outer beauty. People looking for a beauty book that discusses just outer beauty will likely be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely get rid of a book without having completed it, and I even more rarely review books, but this one was just that bad. I can't even tell you how many contradictory statements I found in just one chapter of this book. Retinoids are the only thing that will help get rid of stretch marks. Just kidding, there's nothing you can do about stretch marks and retinoids are dangerous to your health. Want to find a good face cream? We recommend vitamins A and E, which should be present in the quantity of 1%-10% to be effective. We recommend Dr. Perry's NightCream. Well guess what folks? Dr. Perry's NightCream consists of 0.1% Vitamin A, and isn't even evaluated by the FDA. Furthermore, in the next chapter, these authors claim that balding is influenced by both parents. Please tell me how these two men did not learn in medical school that male pattern blading is a X linked trait, as in only your mother can pass down the trait to you. I beg of you all, search elsewhere for advice on beauty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fully expected to eat this book up from beginning to end. Instead, I found the info was poorly presented if not downright klutzy and written in the most condescending "chick lit" tone that I had to put it down after skimming through each chapter (which took all of an hour!) and haven't cracked it open since. I was very surprised at the amateurish approach taken by Drs. Oz and Roizen (and the publisher!) who have become household names due to their exposure on Oprah and PBS. Most of the info is a rehash of material readily available and fed to us on a daily basis. It was difficult to find the "gems" that would make this a worthwhile investment. Nevertheless, it will reside on my bookshelf albeit unused.
Furcorners More than 1 year ago
Seeking a good portal into the melding of alternative and allopathic medicine in reference to person image? This book is not it. I need to know how the authors intended this book to be used by the reader, as I found the book to be singularly insulting to my intelligence. The large type and large margins indicate to me that the authors acknowledged the lack of content and were compensating for that fact. I give this book a grade of D-. It's not even good enough at being bad to earn the resounding thud of a failing grade.
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jls82283 More than 1 year ago
This book is very uplifting!! A very good read!!
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ladybugao More than 1 year ago
It helped me feel beautiful after breast Cancer!!!!
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