Bad Beauty: How Women Write About Beauty (in a Post Lena Dunham World)

Wednesday August 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

How do we challenge beauty standards while being subject to them? How much does our appearance create our identity (or is it the other way round)? What kinds of beauty standards do we embrace or reject, and why? The Anti-Photoshopping movement and the Truth in Advertising bill are making the question of beauty more important than ever, and each of these celebrated New York authors have explored it in different ways.

Offering perspectives that are historical, heartfelt, harrowing and hilarious, Georgia Clark (The Regulars), Phoebe Robinson (You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have To Explain), Emily Schultz (The Blondes) and Autumn Whitefield-Madrano (Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives) will get down and dirty with the good, the bad and the ugly of beauty. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Goldstein, executive beauty and health editor at Marie Claire and cohost of the Fat Mascara podcast. Join the conversation and buy a copy of The Regulars or a $15 gift card to attend, then stick around after the talk for a signing!

Buy a copy of The Regulars or a $15 gift card in-store at Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.