Book Reviews


Beauty books I’ve covered for xoVain:

Korean Beauty Secrets
by Kerry Thompson and Coco Park
The essential guide to Korean and Asian skincare.

by Sarai Walker
Fiction. Feminist terrorist revenge fantasy / radical beauty standard bildungsroman

Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby

Kevyn Aucoin: A Beautiful Life
by Kerry Diamond
Celebrity biography.

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright
By Jean Nathan

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair
By Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
Beauty history.

Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You
by Simon Doonan
Self help … sort of.

The Total Woman
by Marabel Morgan
Self “help”

Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Feminism and Fashion
by Linda M. Scott
History of feminism.

How to Grow up
Rose of No Man’s Land
By Michelle Tea
Memoir and fiction.

Being Miss America
By Kate Shindle
Memoir and history of the Miss America Pageant.


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