Talking about The Beauty Myth, Pt. II – Let’s Get Personal

The last three chapters–”Sex,” “Hunger” and “Violence”–of Naomi Wolf’s seminal text were at least twice as compelling as the first half  of the book (bogged down as it was by sloppy “Culture” and irrelevant, albeit interesting, “Religion”), primarily because Wolf finally interrupted her endless litanies of ad copy and study results to share her own, private experience with the beauty myth (TBM). So, instead of taking a clinical approach to analyzing Wolf’s findings, I’m going to emulate the most successful parts of her book and tell my story of growing up under TBM. Continue reading