ISBN 1-58939-378-3. $22.95. Softcover. 224 Pages.
Awakening Beauty is an unprecedented exposé on the subject of beauty. It is both entertaining and thought provoking, a combination that is as unique as it is telling about the author's approach to the subject of this book. The reader is taken backstage into the worlds of beauty pageants, plastic surgery, trophy wives, murderous rage, wardrobe, makeup, Bill Clinton, the events of September Eleven and other provocative topics where beauty has had its effect. Awakening Beauty invites the reader into a world that is as interesting as it is frightening. Readers are transformed as the author shepherds them from their world into his unique perspective and expertise on beauty. Awakening Beauty includes over one hundred tantalizing photographs and illustrations.
Awakening Beauty is a compendium of some of the most interesting facts in print. The subject matter of the book along with the author's unique approach to it makes this book a "must read." Get ready to re-think everything you thought you knew about beautiful women and physical attractiveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Anthony Napoleon's expertise on the subject of beauty and visual image is the culmination of twenty years of formal study and professional work. In the late 1980's he held a medical psychology fellowship in plastic surgery. His work in plastic surgery afforded him the opportunity to study, in depth, both patients and surgical procedures. Before that, he wrote a dissertation on the relationship between physical attractiveness, personality and family environment. In 1980 he conducted research at a large mental hospital in the Midwest, in a effort to ferret-out the connection between physical attractiveness and mental illness. For seven years he held a position at a consulting firm as a developer, writer and teacher of various subjects related to beauty and attractiveness, with the sole purpose of increasing both for his clients. Dr. Napoleon has judged over 100 beauty pageants, including The Miss and Mrs. California USA Beauty Pageants. Ten years after the original publication of his research which identified, for the first time, the personalities of patients who undergo plastic surgery, he still receives requests from all over the world for reprints from surgeons and students interested in the relationship between beauty and personality. He is currently a forensic analyst, retained by lawyers and interested parties to analyze visual image and other target data in order to make behavioral predictions.