I’m the author of Airbrushed Nation: The Lure & Loathing of Women’s Magazines (Seal Press) Optioned by NBC/Universal
Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ Home Journal. Vogue. Every month, five million-plus women peel back the slick cover of their favorite magazine to thumb through pages filled with tidings and advice about fashion, beauty, sex, relationships, dieting, health, and lifestyle. But do women’s magazines offer valuable information, or do they merely peddle fluff and fantasy—and in either case, do women take their messages to heart?
What do women think and believe about the retouched photos, the ubiquitous sex advice, the constant offensive on aging, and the fantasy fashion spreads featuring unaffordable clothing and accessories? Do the unrealistic ads, images, and ideals that permeate glossies damage women’s self-esteem . . . and is it intentional?
Shhh…I also ghostwrite books in the health, wellness, mental health and personal finance niches and have written several which I can’t publicize here because, well, I’m a ghostwriter and I usually stay behind the scenes. If you have a ghosting project you’d like to discuss, contact me and I’ll tell you more about my ghostwriting projects.