The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships
by Eric Finzi (Goodreads Author)
William Shakespeare famously wrote that “a face is like a book,” and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions set our moods instead of revealing them? What if there wereactual science to support the exhortation, “smile, be happy?” Dermatologic surgeon Eric Finzi has been stud...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 22nd 2013)
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This is a fascinating book. It is very well written with a wonderful blend of historical data as well as personal stories. It is hard to belief that this was written by a doctor not a psychologist. It is a powerful and personal study of how our faces drive our emotions and the power of a simple smile. It is easy to read and consuming.
This is a fascinating book about the affect one's face expression has on emotions and moods, not just how our feelings affect our faces. Eric enumerates all the studies that have been done as well as anecdotal evidence. He then tells extraordinary stories about his use of Botox to treat depression in his patients.
This was an interesting read, considering the fact that I usually don't read books like this one. I recieved my copy in a goodreads givaway, and the title was what caught my attention. I didn't know that the face could tell so much about a person's emotions. Anyway the book was interesting.
Eric Finzi, MD, is the medical director and president of two dermatology practices in the DC area. He has authored over 20 research publications and has been on the faculty of the Dermatology department at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He is an active member of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and The Washington Dermatologic Society. Dr. Finzi has...moreMore about Eric Finzi...