“Nobody wants to read novels about women age 50+.” True or not? Please tell me what you think. Thanks so much.

“Nobody wants to read novels about women age 50+.” True or not? Please tell me what you think. Thanks so much. ...more
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Owning My Beauty: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Nose (Sort Of)

A couple of years ago, Ashlee Simpson got a nose job. It’s not the sort of thing that I pay attention to, usually –- the rate of cosmetic surgical alteration undergone by celebrities major and minor is far beyond anything that I could or would want to keep track of -- but for some reason, Ashlee Simpson’s nose job really bothered me. I ranted a bit about how fashion magazines were treating the story -- Marie Claire, for one, took Ms. Simpson to task for altering her nose –- and said some things about hypocrisy and the social construction of beauty. And then I asked myself, so? What of that? Why does this bother me, really? Why do I care? ...more

I just read a book by Dr. Vivian Diller, called "Face It: What Women Really Feel As Their Looks ... more

Owning My Beauty Past High School: I Am Proud of Who I'm Becoming

One day, my mother picked me up early for a doctor's appointment, and as we were taking a shortcut down an alley, I saw the prettiest, skinniest girl and remarked to my mother that I wished I looked like her. To my astonishment, my mother informed me that I had not seen the entire picture. I had only noticed a skinny, pretty brunette walking down the alley. What I failed to notice was her arms crossed over her stomach, her reddened face and the tears streaming down her cheek. How had I missed that? I was so consumed by jealousy and inferiority that I had failed to see the entire picture. I promised myself I would never forget that girl, or what I had failed to see. ...more

I wasn't as beautiful as you but I was really pretty, and I hated the attention I got. I ... more