Friday, June 5, 2009

Janette Rallison Mind-Rain Give Away

Would you trade five years of your life to be beautiful?
I think a lot of us already do.
When you factor time spent on the cleansing mask, pedicure/manicure/beauty salon, lipstick, hairspray, eyeliner, exfoliant, abdominal crunches, choose shoes, five outfits on and off to find the one you're wearing, accessorizing, tweezing and teasing and straightening and curling, long-longer-longest lashes, lip-defining, blush-blending, hip-hugging-push-upping, hair coloring, sit-center "love me, love me, love me" mantra that makes up so much of so many days for both gals AND has to add up.

Author Janette Rallison has an essay about the role of beauty in our society included in Mind-Rain, a collection of essays centered around the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Janette has an excerpt from her essay posted and is giving away a copy of Mind-Rain over at her blog.
You just have to answer the question: would you?


SH said...

You can add manscaping, guyliner, and manscara to your list as well!

Lewis Harris said...

Manscaping!!!! what an awful word...