Posts Tagged ‘Inventing’

Inventing Beauty: A History of the Innovations that Have Made Us Beautiful

Inventing Beauty: A History of the Innovations that Have Made Us Beautiful There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.—Helena RubinsteinIn this fascinating, meticulously researched romp through the annals of the beauty industry, New York Times patents columnist Teresa Riordan throws back the curtain on a century of shrewd, canny women who have knowingly deployed […]

Inventing the Addict

Inventing the Addict This book reconstructs the literary and cultural history of addiction from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The notion of addiction has always conjured first-person stories, often beginning with an insidious seduction, followed by compulsion and despair, culminating in recovery and tentative hope for the future. We are all familiar with this […]