Can I Change the Way I Look?: A Teen's Guide to the Health Implications of Cosmetic Surgery, Makeovers, and Beyond (Science of Health Series: Youth and Well-Being

Can I Change the Way I Look?: A Teen's Guide to the Health Implications of Cosmetic Surgery, Makeovers, and Beyond (Science of Health Series: Youth and Well-Being

by Autumn Libal, Bridgemohan, Mary Ann McDonnell
     
 

If you're like most people, you probably wish you could change at least one part of your body. Perhaps you think a makeover, a new you, will make all the difference in the world. Maybe you think that changing your looks will change your life. And if you believe the advertisements you see on television and in magazines, you might think it will be easy to achieve

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Overview

If you're like most people, you probably wish you could change at least one part of your body. Perhaps you think a makeover, a new you, will make all the difference in the world. Maybe you think that changing your looks will change your life. And if you believe the advertisements you see on television and in magazines, you might think it will be easy to achieve your beauty goals. But when it comes to makeovers, there's more to success than meets the eye. In this book, you'll learn about current trends in the makeover industry and the promises and risks that come with them. You'll also explore why we as a culture are so beauty-obsessed. Finally, you'll learn about the many options available that can help change the way you feel about yourself and others, not simply the way you look!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Framing her discussion within an examination of the media influence on our culture's definition of beauty, Libal does an excellent job of discussing the risks and benefits of cosmetics, piercing and tattooing, diet, exercise, and cosmetic surgery. Emphasis is given to the traps people fall into regarding body image, feminine as well as masculine. The author also considers, in some detail, the dangers of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and steroid use. The section on cosmetics cites the dangers of specific ingredients commonly found in shampoos, moisturizers, and powders and will be useful for assignments. The full-color photographs and cartoons don't contribute much information, but do add visual appeal. In addition to being a great introduction to the topic, this book can also be used to spark discussions about self-esteem and media literacy.-Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590848432
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Science of Health Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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