Peculiar Beauty : Three Centuries of Charmingly Absurd Advice
Bonnie DowningISBN: 0786714506;
Book DescriptionBonnie Downing has assembled these and hundreds of other absurdly misguided real-life beauty secrets into a comical collection aimed at every woman who has experienced the occasional pain and agony of trying to look her best. Culled from over fifty different manuals dating from as far back as 1890 to Morgan Fairchild's recent guide Super Looks, Peculiar Beauty is for anyone who's ever been subjected to the tyranny of an Epilady or had an unfortunate run-in with Sun-In. Filled not only with hilarious beauty advice, but insightful glances into beauty zeitgeists throughout the ages, Peculiar Beauty is a refreshing reminder to us all that despite incessant claims to the contrary, there is no easy path to the fountain of youth.
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