Clothing, Cosmetic, and Self-Esteem Tips: Making the Most of the Body You Have

Clothing, Cosmetic, and Self-Esteem Tips: Making the Most of the Body You Have

by Joan Esherick
     
 

Have you ever looked into the mirror and thought if only, If only I had a smaller nose. If only I had clear skin. If only I were thinner. Chances are you have. We all have thoughts like these sometimes. Everyone has things about their bodies they would prefer no one could see. Yet, in image-conscious America, nearly everyone seems to be on a quest for the 'perfect'

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Have you ever looked into the mirror and thought if only, If only I had a smaller nose. If only I had clear skin. If only I were thinner. Chances are you have. We all have thoughts like these sometimes. Everyone has things about their bodies they would prefer no one could see. Yet, in image-conscious America, nearly everyone seems to be on a quest for the 'perfect' body. This perfect body simply doesn't exist, but many young people are emotionally devastated by their inability to achieve unrealistic beauty goals. "Making the Most of the Body You Have: Clothing, Cosmetics, and Self-Esteem Tips" is not another useless guide to achieving the 'perfect' look. Rather than promoting impossible beauty standards, this book is about learning the true value of our own and other's bodies. By exposing body-image falsehoods that permeate contemporary media and by offering examples of regular people doing extraordinary things, this book will challenge your notions of beauty. It is also loaded with practical suggestions on how to become the best you can be, regardless of body size, shape, or color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Obesity is a major concern in the health care field, especially among teenagers. This new book, part of the "Obesity: Modern-Day Epidemic" series, tries to address the issue of self-image. More motivational than informative, the book attempts to uplift teens that feel they are fat or ugly. Despite the series title, the book does not touch on obesity very much at all, but instead speaks to any young adult who feels they are ugly in some way, whether because of obesity or acne. The authors address the issue of confidence before talking about skin care, make-up, and clothing. While the subjects of the photos are not gorgeous models, neither are they overweight, acne-prone, or in any way anything but pretty. In a book that talks about how proud you should be of who you are, they should have pictures of people who do not fit the typical impression of beauty. The titles of the other books in the series seem to be more scientific in nature, but this book only moderately addresses the issue of obesity. While it gives good advice, it does not give as much as you might think in a book of over a hundred pages. 2006, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 to 15.
—Heather Robertson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590849514
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Obesity Series: Modern-Day Epidemic
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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