Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide To Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

Ten Speed: Crown. May 2019. 208p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780399582097. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780399582103. SELF-HELP
OrangeReviewStarIn an era of toxic media-driven beauty standards, Rees (The Curated Closet) explores the massive impact of body-image issues on women's lives. She addresses myths about body image and provides numerous exercises to eliminate unproductive ways of dealing with stress and negative self-talk, tackling topics such as cosmetic surgery and ageism. Reflection questions and a toolbox full of practical techniques complete each chapter.
VERDICT This compact book delves into every aspect of the body-image problem and sets forth feasible ideas for accepting one's physical appearance to enhance confidence and joy.
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