Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change [NOOK Book]

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Let's face it: everyone's getting older. But millions of women, raised to believe that success and happiness are based on their intelligence and accomplishments, face an unexpected challenge: the physical realities of aging. If looks are not supposed to matter, why do so many women panic as their appearance changes? Their dilemma stems from two opposing societal views of beauty which lead to two different approaches to aging. Should women simply grow old naturally since their looks don't define them, or should ...
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Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change

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Overview

Let's face it: everyone's getting older. But millions of women, raised to believe that success and happiness are based on their intelligence and accomplishments, face an unexpected challenge: the physical realities of aging. If looks are not supposed to matter, why do so many women panic as their appearance changes? Their dilemma stems from two opposing societal views of beauty which lead to two different approaches to aging. Should women simply grow old naturally since their looks don't define them, or should they fight the signs of aging since beauty and youth are their currency and power? This Beauty Paradox leaves many women feeling stuck. Face It, by Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychological guide to help women deal with the emotions brought on by their changing appearances. As a model turned psychotherapist, Diller has had the opportunity to examine the world of beauty from two very different vantage points. This unique perspective helped her develop a six-step program that begins with recognizing "uh-oh" moments that reveal the reality of changing looks, and goes on to identify the masks used to cover deeper issues and define the role beauty plays in a woman's life, and ends with bidding adieu to old definitions of beauty, so women can enjoy their appearance-at any age!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401927813
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,221,878
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. Dr. Diller was a professional ballet dancer before she became a professional model, appearing in Glamour, Seventeen, national print ads, and TV commercials. She left modeling in the late 1970s to get her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University. After completing her Ph.D., she went on to do postdoctoral training in psychoanalysis at NYU. As a psychologist, she has specialized in working with dancers, models, actors, and athletes, helping them make transitions to new careers as they age out of their professions.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

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    Didn't get anything out of reading this book.

    I'm sorry perhaps I missed the point. For some of the women the author used for examples looks were NOT an important issue. While it is clear that our larger society makes a big deal about women looking young, beautiful and desirable not ALL women seek the approval of men to be happy. Why should they be compelled to? Perhaps the fact that the book was written by two former models who derived a lot of positive reinforcement from their looks and themselves had to come to terms with aging the book might be useful to some of the better looking women of our culture. To those of us, however, who may be just average but pride ourselves instead on our intelligence, athletic ability or other talents unrelated to how we look the book simply seems irrelevant. Additionally there a number of men to whom physical looks are not the most important quality they seek in their female partners. So the aging of their wives or girlfriends is of no consequence. Rather these men seek the companionship of their females. I remember one point in the book when the author described an "uh-oh" moment. Mine occurred while shopping at Dollar General when a cashier asked me whether I was looking for something for my grandchildren. Not ever even having had children I was taken aback and initially upset by this question. Sadly I said to my husband "Baby, I'm getting older" to which he simply replied "So am I" dismissing the whole thing as a non-issue.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Review of Face It

    This book was a disappointment to me. I am 74 years old with a Master's degree. I was expecting the authors to address "old age" as 70+. It is written on the level of middle school child. I thought that women in their 50's were too busy to be so grief stricken with their appearance and the like. I do not recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    BLOSSOMING INTO YOUR INNER BEAUTY

    "This book should be read by all women who are interested in looking and feeling good at any age. We owe it to ourselves and our daughters to use the steps these authors write about to shift our perspective. It helped me a lot and I am grateful to Drs Diller and Sukenick for starting us all thinking more realistically and optimistically about this important topic. A must-buy book

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