In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You

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From fairy tales and Hollywood movies to magazine ads and TV makeovers we absorb the lesson early: beauty rules. In a world of instant photo-sharing and mobile media, it's harder than ever to escape the pressure to look good.

But teens also have more tools than ever to change the message about what beauty means. In Your Face is your guide to understanding the culture of beauty and putting it in perspective, whether it's the strange things people have done through history to enhance their looks, or why advertising thrives on making us feel insecure.

Gorgeously illustrated, fun, enlightening, and provocative, In Your Face is a candid look at the power and pitfalls of beauty.