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Makeovers at the Beauty Counter of Happiness

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During my life, I've spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars on my hair, my makeup, and my clothes, trying to look prettier because I grew up believing that pretty girls had happier lives.

I'd be a lot happier now if I had that time and that money back.

Ilene Beckerman has lived long enough to have finally learned that there's more to happiness than finding the right hairdo and maintaining an ideal weight. This is never more clear than when she's invited to her fiftieth elementary-school reunion.

Of course I'd go to the reunion. Beckerman says. But delight soon turns to dismay: I wondered who'd be there. How would they look? Would I look as good? What would I wear? Could I lose twenty pounds by June? Her reunion presents the perfect occasion to illustrate the anxieties and doubts, the dreams and hard-earned triumphs, of women from Queen Victoria to Britney Spears.

Beckerman knows what really matters in life (besides good hair), and she imparts her wisdom in letters (unsent) to Madonna, Ava Gardner, Sofia Coppola, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others, and to her granddaughter Olivia. Frida Kahlo, Cinderella, Whistler's Mother, and Audrey Hepburn make appearances too. In this wise and wonderful book, she shares a lifetime of experience that reminds us that, ultimately, our mothers (and our grandmothers) were right: real beauty comes from within.

Synopsis:

The popular journalist and author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore explores what really matters in life as she reflects on an invitation to her fiftieth elementary school reunion, sharing her unsent letters to celebrities, the wisdom she has imparted to her granddaughter, and her discovery that true beauty comes from within.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565127739
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Illustrator:
Ilene Beckerman
Author:
Ilene Beckerman
Author:
Beckerman, Ilene
Subject:
Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Self-esteem in women
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Fashion and Costume
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Self-Help : Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Self Esteem
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Beauty
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics

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Product details pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565127739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The popular journalist and author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore explores what really matters in life as she reflects on an invitation to her fiftieth elementary school reunion, sharing her unsent letters to celebrities, the wisdom she has imparted to her granddaughter, and her discovery that true beauty comes from within.
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