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Surgery Junkies by Victoria Pitts-Taylor
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Oct 30, 2010

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Read from November 15 to December 13, 2010

This book took on the discussion around cosmetic surgery, rather than cosmetic surgery itself. This is one of the greatest strengths of the book, because it allows the author to remain (mostly) unbiased in her analysis. She made a number of insightful discoveries about the nature of this discussion, including medical, feminist, academic and legal fields.

The writing is very dense throughout most of the book. At certain points, I found myself losing interest halfway through a sentence. This is a weakness of the book, because it makes otherwise very interesting points overly confusing.

Overall, a very interesting book, if you can look past the overblown language.

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