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Beautiful Stranger
Beautiful Stranger Hope Donahue 159240152X 9781592401529 Hope Donahue seemed to have it all: beauty, wealth, social status. She was an only child who grew up with the best private schools, debutante balls, and a home in Hancock Park, Los Angeless old
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Beautiful Stranger by Hope Donahue

Hope Donahue seemed to have it all: beauty, wealth, social status. She was an only child who grew up with the best private schools, debutante balls, and a home in Hancock Park, Los Angeless old-money enclave. But beneath the familys facade of keeping up appearances, Hope hid a host of ugly truths, including a mother increasingly jealous of her daughters good looks, an uncles sexual advances, and a father who cowed to the demands of his wife and coolly reserved parents. Hope became addicted to a quest for physical perfection in place of her self-esteem--and by the age of twenty-seven she had undergone seven plastic surgeries. In riveting, unflinching prose, Hope recounts her downward spiral that alienated her family and friends, and led her to theft, bankruptcy, and a sadistic relationship before she began her recovery. A powerful response to a culture obsessed with extreme makeovers and risky procedures that promise flawlessness, Beautiful Stranger is a timely, cautionary tale. Her story will inspire the countless women and men like her who struggle every day in a culture that feeds us dangerous images of unattainable perfection.

Author: Hope Donahue

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Gotham

Publication Date: 2005-08-18

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