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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (5 Sept. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099861909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099861904
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it." (Gloria Steinem)

"Powerful... No other work has...so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars" (New York Times)

"The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch" (Germaine Greer)

"A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading" (Guardian)

"Essential reading" (Fay Weldon)

"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it."

"Powerful... No other work has...so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars"

"The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch"

"A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading"

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Provocative, punchy and important, this is one of the essential classics of modern feminist literature.

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