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Ugly Beautiful Girl
Author: Tracy Krimmer
ISBN: 1975889479
Pages: 236
Year: 2017-09-07
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Nerd. Weird. Ugly. That's me. And I don't want it to be anymore. Now is my time to make my mark on the world. My college roommate doesn't make it easy. Neither does her brother, Jesse, but for completely different reasons. He makes me feel things I've never felt before.Wanted. Important. Beautiful.But we can't be together because it isn't real. Someone like him could never fall for someone like me. We aren't meant to fit together. Even if I fall apart without him.
Author: Michael Gross
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062076124
Pages: 576
Year: 2011-10-18
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The definitive story of the international modeling business—and its evil twin, legalized flesh peddling—Model is a tale of beautiful women empowered and subjugated; of vast sums of money; of sex and drugs, obsession and tragic death; and of the most unholy combination in commerce: stunning young women and rich, lascivious men. Investigative journalist Michael Gross takes us into the private studios and hidden villas where models play and are preyed upon, and tears down modeling’s carefully constructed façade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade.
Ugly Girls
Author: Lindsay Hunter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374533865
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-11-04
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Traces the chaotic breakdown of a friendship that shapes and unravels the identities of two rebellious girls in the wake of a stalker's predations.
Beautiful Ugly
Author: Shelia E. Lipsey
Publisher: Urban/Kensington
ISBN: 1601629974
Pages: 306
Year: 2009
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The empowering story of three women--each with her own set of problems, situations, and secrets--who share a friendship bound together by their need for each other.
Author: Robert Hoge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425287769
Pages: 208
Year: 2016-09-06
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A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of Wonder—now available in the U.S. When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same. Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart. This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout. From the Hardcover edition.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Author: Bryn Greenwood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466885807
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-08-09
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- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller - Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year - Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016 A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. 31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer —Bustle Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 —New York Daily News Best Books of 2016 —St. Louis Post Dispatch
Ugly Agatha
Author: Will Alexander
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478761482
Pages: 36
Year: 2016-03-18
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When looks could break a mirror... When little Agatha looks into a mirror, she sees only one thing: "The ugliest girl in the world." Because of her repulsive appearance, Agatha avoids people unless she's completely covered with a droopy hood, a thick scarf, and big boots. But one day Agatha accidently rushes out of her house without her usual disguise and her neighbors see her face for the first time. They are shocked!! What will Agatha do? Readers take the harrowing journey with Agatha as her neighbors set eyes on her for the first time. Her life is changed forever!!
Ugly Beauty
Author: Ruth Brandon
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551993597
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-02-01
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Thanks to a combination of business savvy, breathtaking chutzpah, and lucky timing, Helena Rubinstein managed to transform herself from a poor Polish emigrant to the world's first self-made female tycoon. She went from selling homemade "Crème Valaze" out of her house in Australia to becoming an international cosmetics magnate. Tiny and plump, wearing extravagant jewels and spiked heels, she was a fixture of upper-crust New York for many years. She was larger than life, and never took no for an answer: when she was refused from a New York City apartment on the grounds that she was Jewish, she went ahead and bought the whole building and promptly moved in. The story of Eugène Schueller and L'Oréal begins in 1907, in a dingy working-class part of Paris, where a young Schueller sat at his family's kitchen table trying to develop the first harmless artificial hair dye. The tale of how L'Oréal went from that point to the world's largest cosmetics company is fascinating and full of intrigue, with a little of everything: fascist assassins, bitter unmaskings, political scandals. In 1988, although Schueller and Rubinstein had long since passed away, their worlds collided when L'Oréal bought Rubinstein's company — leading to a series of scandals that threw a new and sinister light on L'Oréal. For starters, Rubinstein was Jewish, but Schueller and many other top L'Oréal executives had been active Nazi collaborators. What came to light threatened the reputations of some of France's most powerful men - up to and including its president. This is a powerful, dramatic, and largely untold story about the ugly truth behind a beauty empire. From the Hardcover edition.
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Author: Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738732656
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-10-08
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Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents. His entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out that Gabe the DJ is also Elizabeth from school.
The Truth About Ugly Women
Author: Lakia Gordon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465365214
Pages: 163
Year: 2011-10-06
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Are you ready to learn the truth? The Truth about Ugly Women TM goes beyond the gossip, bad attitudes, jealousy and issues of insecurity to answer some of the most challenging questions asked by many. -Why doesn’t she get along with other women? -Why can’t she keep a good man? -Why is she jealous and insecure? -How can she be beautiful on the outside, but ugly inside? The author answers these questions (and more) with practical wisdom and keen insight from personal and shared life stories—you will learn the undeniable truth. It will expose deeper rooted issues, how to break free from them, and then how to live a consistent lifestyle that will help rebuild interpersonal relationships and enjoy emotional and mental stability. Jumpstart your exhilarating journey of transformation.
Backwards Beauty
Author: Jessie Minassian
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612916295
Pages: 176
Year: 2016-03-01
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If ten girls were asked to describe the “perfect” girl, they would likely rattle off an eerily similar list of qualities—from hair, skin, and weight to a cute button nose. That’s a problem, because God has given girls a desire to be desirable. If girls think that they will be most wanted if they fit a one-size-fits-all image of “perfection,” they will continually chase that proverbial carrot their entire lives. Backwards Beauty examines ten cultural lies young women listen to regarding beauty to help them unpack how they’re looking at themselves through the wrong lens. The “tips to feel ugly” range from “compare yourself to every other girl” to “eat junk and diet, diet, diet.” Reading a book by Jessie Minassian is like sitting down with a friend and talking about the hard things in life. Girls will be able to find freedom and hope in the midst of a culture that idolizes beauty.
The Ugly Princess
Author: Henderson Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1492221457
Pages: 234
Year: 2014-02-20
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What would you give up to be beautiful? I don't mean pretty, I mean stunning, breathtakingly, men-falling-at-your-feet beautiful? What would an ugly princess do? Not what you would think. Based on the award winning screenplay of the same name, The Ugly Princess will take you on an amazing adventure filled with twists, turns and an ending that will take your breath away because it is also a love story of the most unusual, magical kind.
Pretty Ugly
Author: Kirker Butler
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 146685068X
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-03-31
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From a writer/producer of Family Guy, a satirical look at a dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing stage mom, a 9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband, his teenage girlfriend, a crazy grandmother, and Jesus. After eight-and-a-half years and three hundred twenty-three pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-old daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most successful child pageant contestants in the southern United States. But lately, that mission has become increasingly difficult. Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating to make herself "unpageantable;" and the reality show Miranda has spent years trying to set up just went to their biggest rival. But Miranda has a plan. She's seven months pregnant with her fourth child, a girl (thank God), and she is going to make damn sure this one is even more successful than Bailey, even if the new girl is a little different. Miranda's husband, Ray, however, doesn't have time for pageants. A full-time nurse, Ray spends his days at the hospital where he has developed a habit of taking whatever pills happen to be lying around. His nights are spent working hospice and dealing with Courtney, the seventeen-year-old orphan granddaughter of one of his hospice patients who he has, regrettably, knocked up. With a pregnant wife, a pregnant teenage mistress, two jobs, a drug hobby, and a mountain of debt, Ray is starting to take desperate measures to find some peace. Meanwhile, the Millers' two sons are being homeschooled by Miranda's mother, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), a God-fearing widow who spends her free time playing cards and planning a murder with Jesus. Yes, Jesus. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Kirker Butler pulls no punches as he dissects our culture's current state of affairs. It's really funny, but it's also pretty ugly.
The Ugly Duckling
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326685
Pages: 47
Year: 2015-01-26
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Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
Author: Gretchen E. Henderson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235607
Pages: 224
Year: 2015-11-15
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Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling—or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word “ugly” to describe someone we’ve seen—hopefully just in our private thoughts—but have we ever considered how slippery the term can be, indicating anything from the slightly unsightly to the downright revolting? What really lurks behind this most favored insult? In this actually beautiful book, Gretchen E. Henderson casts an unfazed gaze at ugliness, tracing its long-standing grasp on our cultural imagination and highlighting all the peculiar ways it has attracted us to its repulsion. Henderson explores the ways we have perceived ugliness throughout history, from ancient Roman feasts to medieval grotesque gargoyles, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art. Covering literature, art, music, and even the cutest possible incarnation of the term—Uglydolls—she reveals how ugliness has long posed a challenge to aesthetics and taste. She moves beyond the traditional philosophic argument that simply places ugliness in opposition to beauty in order to dismantle just what we mean when we say “ugly.” Following ugly things wherever they have trod, she traverses continents and centuries to delineate the changing map of ugliness and the profound effects it has had on the public imagination, littering her path with one fascinating tidbit after another. Lovingly illustrated with the foulest images from art, history, and culture, Ugliness offers an oddly refreshing perspective, going past the surface to ask what “ugly” truly is, even as its meaning continues to shift.