All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty
  • All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty
  • All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty

All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty

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by Audrey D. Brashich, Shawn Banner
     
 

Don't believe everything you read.

Open any magazine or turn on any T.V. show and you'll be bombarded with air brushed, perfectly styled and made-up celebrities and super models, icons of beauty that real women can never match. Too often, girls, measure themselves against these unrealistic images and find themselves lacking. But we can all break free from the

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Don't believe everything you read.

Open any magazine or turn on any T.V. show and you'll be bombarded with air brushed, perfectly styled and made-up celebrities and super models, icons of beauty that real women can never match. Too often, girls, measure themselves against these unrealistic images and find themselves lacking. But we can all break free from the cult of celebrity and start liking the face we see in the mirror once we understand that many of these images of beauty are all made up.

In the spirit of Fast Food Nation, media-awareness activist Audrey Brashich delivers an in-depth, informative, and eye-opening look at the effect the media and pop culture has on young women's self images.

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VOYA
The subtitle of this book says it all. It addresses the media's obsession with celebrities and how that can adversely affect a teen's self-image. The author admits to her own attempt to become a model because of the media's image of the lifestyle and the adulation that models receive. Once she discovered the difficulty in maintaining the sleek body, she realized how unrealistic her goals had been. Readers are reminded that magazines and other media outlets depend on advertisers for funding. It is to the advertisers' advantage for consumers to believe that certain products will transform them into thin, glowing, shiny-haired beauties like the ones in the advertisements. The author points out the injustice in holding celebrities up as role models when there are totally unknown women in the world making real contributions to society. She devotes a whole chapter to examples of young women who should be held up as role models because of the work they are doing in their communities. The tone of the book is breezy and conversational. Suggestions are offered without seeming preachy or condescending, and the author's own experiences give credence to her advice. Today's computer-savvy teen girls will appreciate the blog that the author has set up to allow readers to respond to questions and comments posted at the end of each chapter. Despite some overused terminology ("It girl," for example), the book comes across as a sincere effort to steer young women away from an unhealthy preoccupation with celebrities. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; SeniorHigh, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Walker, 160p.; Illus. Further Reading., and Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—Debbie Clifford
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Former model turned teen magazine writer and editor turned media-awareness activist, Brashich has created an accessible guide that explores the relationship between self-esteem and pop culture. Taking her cues from authors such as Naomi Wolf, she challenges readers to feel good about themselves in spite of a culture that celebrates thinness and celebrity, and to see that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes. She shares personal experiences and incorporates quotes from teens, emphasizing that while it's OK to enjoy the occasional celebrity magazine or episode of America's Next Top Model, it is important to realize that it is "hype." Brashich poses questions to readers and recommends activities that will help others see through the marketing. A book that offers both support and validation.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802780744
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
04/18/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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