The Beauty Myth

  • by Naomi Wolf
  • Narrated by Suzy Jackson
  • 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity.
In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Frightening, insightful and uplifting.

Women and men, everyone should read this and be liberated. Excellent performance of excellent writing.
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- Lena-Marie

Essential reading

Though now 24 years old, this book is still terrifyingly current.

The book I wish I had read at 14.
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- A. Leslie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios