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The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female
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The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female

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by Samantha Schoech (Editor), Lisa Taggart (Editor)
 

Getting undressed for the dreaded seventh-grade gym class. Feeling fascinated with, yet disgusted by, the fashion magazines full of perfect, unattainable bodies. Enduring the pain of a bikini wax or suffering the ramifications of overplucked brows.
Like all women, the contributors to The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater have been there and lived

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Getting undressed for the dreaded seventh-grade gym class. Feeling fascinated with, yet disgusted by, the fashion magazines full of perfect, unattainable bodies. Enduring the pain of a bikini wax or suffering the ramifications of overplucked brows.
Like all women, the contributors to The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater have been there and lived to tell the tale. With laugh-out-loud essays on such topics as the hell of puberty; fashion errors and triumphs; rolls, jiggles, and dimples; the positives and pitfalls of cosmetic surgery; and beauty standards across different races and cultures, readers will feel that they are sitting down with their girlfriends for a funny, honest, and thought-provoking conversation about our complex relationships with our bodies.
With smarts, wit, and style, this collection captures the double bind of beauty and body image that women contend with each day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580052108
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd been feeling down and out about life and love and a friend gave me this book--she said she got some good laughs out of it. I read it in one sitting and really apprecaited the intelligence and humour shared by these female writers. My favorites were one by Patricia Bunin, where she recounts her experience w/breast cancer (this one hits close to home as I have loved ones who have been through similar experiences). I also loved the funny and at times touching piece by Mae Respicio, in which she writes about her experiences as a woman of color in dating and marriage. All of the stories made me laugh out loud in some form or another. I'd highly recommend this for your summer reading.