It's Not About The Goo:A Memoir of Cosmetics Obsession and My Discovered Identity: A Memoir of Cosmetics Obsession and My Discovered Identity

It's Not About The Goo:A Memoir of Cosmetics Obsession and My Discovered Identity: A Memoir of Cosmetics Obsession and My Discovered Identity

by Angela Willows

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496976390
Publisher: Author Solutions
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Angela Willows is a self-confessed cosmetics junky and “Goo Whisperer.” As the owner of a ‘Texas-sized’ cosmetic bag, she has been wearing cosmetics since she was 10 years old. A Canadian accountant, she lives and works in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Foreword from The Author's Bestie ix

Foreword from The Author's Husband xi

Preface to "It's Not About the Goo" xiii

The 12 Steps of Goo xvii

The Simple Project 1

The Goo Hoarding Project 3

On Hoarding and De-Cluttering 9

Meditations on Martha 11

When Good Cosmetics Turn Goo 15

You're Not Actually Buying this Crap, Are You? 21

A Slow & Painful Process 25

The Shock & Awe Campaign 29

Understanding the Story of My Goo 32

The Closet of Fear 46

Inspiring Your Own Goo Story Examination 50

The Link Between My Identity and the Goo 55

Breaking Down "The Fancy Lady" Archetype 57

The New Product Dilemma 64

The 'Fancy Lady' Must Die 71

There Are No Co-Incidences 79

Goo Depression and Reflections 82

Inspiring Your Own Goo Identity 87

The Shared Goo Experience 89

When We See the Goo in Others 91

Everyone Else's Goo is Looking Interesting 97

The Fellowship of the Goo: The Case Studies 99

Case Study 4: Elle's* Chapter 113

The Post-Analysis of the Goo 123

Inspiring Your Own Goo Identity Through Other Hoarders 128

Redefining Who We Are 131

Who Do You Think I Am? 133

I Could Have Been Someone Other Than the 'Fancy Lady' 142

Inventing the 'New and Improved' Me 155

The Aging Chapter 164

The Microwave Solution for a Slow-Cooker Problem 174

The Dramatic Hollywood Ending 180

Inspiring Your Own Goo Conclusion 186

Closing Thoughts 191

An Answer to the AA Parody 194

Acknowledgement 197

Bibliography 201

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