Diary of a Facelift by Toyah Willcox lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Michael O’Mara, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Like many women in her mid-forties, Toyah Willcox felt an increasing distance between the lively, energetic person she knew herself to be, and the tired, lined face that stared back at her in the mirror. And working in an industry which places such a high value on the marketability of youth, she knew that at some point she would have to confront her options. After a few years experimenting with diet and Botox, she vowed to take the plunge. She would have a facelift.
But what actually happens after you make that decision? How do you find a surgeon? What does the procedure itself involve? And what is the recovery really like? As many people embarking on this journey have discovered, Toyah found that the subject is still shrouded in secrecy and hypocrisy, for all the medias obsession with it. So, in this astonishingly brave, honest, occasionally gruesome and frequently hilarious account, she is making public her intimate, personal diary of the transformation. In so doing, she has given us a wise and witty insight into the nature of celebrity, ageing and beauty in the twenty-first century.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!