By Alex Kuczynski
A celebrity author for the big apple instances Styles part captures the follies, frauds, and fanaticism that gas the yank pursuit of adlescent and wonder in a wickedly revealing expedition into the burgeoning enterprise of beauty enhancement.
Americans are getting older swifter and getting fatter than the other inhabitants on the earth. whilst, our renowned notions of excellent good looks became so strict it kind of feels even Barbie wouldn’t have an opportunity of creating it into the neighborhood attractiveness competition.
Aging could be a typical truth of lifestyles, yet for increasingly more americans its hallmarks—wrinkles, love handles, jiggling flesh—are noticeable as stumbling blocks to be conquered at the route to lasting, faultless good looks. In Beauty Junkies Alex Kuczynski, whose sly wit and fearless reporting in the instances has received her fanatics around the nation, supplies a clean and impossible to resist examine America's more and more determined pursuit of final good looks in anyway worthy.
From a bunch of high-maintenance ny urban girls who commit themselves to keeping their seems twenty-four hours an afternoon, to a “surgery safari” in South Africa entire with “after” photos of magically rejuvenated sufferers posing with wild animals, to a podiatrist's place of work in big apple the place a “foot face-lift” offers girls with the precise healthy for his or her $700 Jimmy Choos, Kuczynski portrays the all-American quest for self-transformation in all its extremes. In ny, legal professionals turn into Botox junkies in order to stay poker-faced. In l. a., girls of an doubtful age nip and tuck their so much inner most parts, in order that each inch in their our bodies is as taut as their lifted faces. around the nation, younger ladies graduating from highschool obtain presents of breast implants – from their mom and dad.
As medication and expertise stretch the limits of biology, Kuczynski asks no matter if plastic surgery may well also be a part of human evolution, a type of beauty survival of the fittest – or firmest? With incomparable photographs of obsessive sufferers and the both obsessed medical professionals who cater to their desires, Beauty Junkies examines the hype, the wish, and the questionable ethics surrounding the appearance of every new impressive procedure. vigorous and enjoyable, thought-provoking and tense, Beauty Junkies is destined to be probably the most talked-about books of the season.