Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was, in fact, cancerous. Suddenly, this man who'd until this point been one of the world's greatest hypochondriacs, was genuinely faced with mortality. And what he saw scared the wits out of him. Out of necessity, he wrote about his feelings in his TIMES column and the response was staggering. Mailbag followed Diamond's story of life with, and without, a lump - the humiliations, the ridiculous bits, the funny bits, the tearful bits. It's compelling, profound, witty, in the mould of THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY.
In this fascinating, sharply written insight into America's $15 billion cosmetic surgery industry, author Alex Kuczynski paints an incomparable picture of obsessive patients and the equally obsessive doctors who cater to their dreams.
From a group of high-maintenance New York City women who devote themselves to preserving their looks twenty-four hours a day and a podiatrist's office in Manhattan where a 'foot face-lift' provides women with the right fit for their $700 Jimmy Choos, to a 'surgery safari' in South Africa complete with photographs of magically rejuvenated patients posing with wild animals, Kuczynski portrays the quest for transformation in all its extremes. In Los Angeles women of an uncertain age even nip and tuck their most private areas, so that every inch of their bodies is as taut as their lifted faces.
Lively and entertaining, thought-provoking and disturbing, Beauty Junkies is a fascinating insight into life under the knife.
For years, world renowned naturopathic doctor, Dr Nigma Talib, has been solving skin problems and answering the million dollar question, ‘what can I do to look and feel younger?’ From every day patients with chronic skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, to high profile names who need to look picture-perfect on the red carpet, Nigma has seen the powerful results of her inside-out approach that starts with the gut. Now, for the first time, she shares the secrets to youthful-looking skin in her complete, 360-degree guide that everyone can adopt into their everyday life and enjoy.
In this effortless, but eye-opening journey, you’ll discover how to make a remarkable difference to:
Rejuvenate ageing skin Reduce the appearance of fine line, wrinkles and sagging skin Solve persistent skin problems Control hormones that could be wreaking havoc on skin
This is not just an anti-ageing plan. This is a new life plan. We can’t stop the clock, but we can tip the scales in our favour.