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Book Reviews > Breasts

A History of the Breast
By Marilyn Yalom

In this provocative, pioneering, and wholly engrossing cultural history, noted scholar Marilyn Yalom explores twenty-five thousand years of ideas, images, and perceptions of the female breast--in religion, psychology, politics, society, and the arts.

Through the centuries, the breast has been laden with hugely powerful and contradictory meanings. There is the "good breast" of reverence and life, the breast that nourishes infants and entire communities, as depicted in ancient idols, fifteenth-century Italian Madonnas, and representations of equality in the French Revolution. Then there is the "bad breast" of Ezekiel's wanton harlots, Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, and the torpedo-breasted dominatrix, symbolizing enticement and aggression. Yalom examines these contradictions--and illuminates the implications behind them.

A fascinating, astute, and richly allusive journey from Paleolithic goddesses to modern day feminists, A History of the Breast is full of insight and surprises. As Yalom says, "I intend to make you think about women's breasts as you never have before." In this, she succeeds brilliantly.

Illustrated Paperback, 352 pages
Published In: USA, January 1998
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Unhooking a DD-cup Bra without Fumbling
By Adam Adams

"Unhooking a DD Bra Without Fumbling" is an intriguing sixty-thousand-word whodunit - a gripping story that unfolds in Thailand and Malaysia and boasts Thai bargirls, drunk vicars and a burial in Kuala Lumpur - and contains no "E"s!

You'll want to find copious vacant hours prior to starting this book as it will turn into a tantalizing addiction. Finish your work, sit comfortably with a soothing drink and apply your mind to this obfuscating conundrum.

About the Author
Plus more books and everything you need to know about your bra, buying and wearing one.Adam Adams is the pseudonym of a Singapore-based British lipogram author, whose fetish is to write books that omit a certain letter of the alphabet. He plans one book for each letter of the alphabet and has twenty-five to go.

Paperback, 248 pages
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The Big Book of Breasts
By Dian Hanson
Hardcover, illustrated

Some call it the American obsession, but men everywhere recognize the hypnotic allure of a large and shapely breast.

In "The Big Book of Breasts", the female author Dian Hanson explores the origins of mammary madness through three decades of natural big-breasted nudes. Starting with the World War II Bosom-Mania that spawned Russ Meyer, Howard Hughes' "The Outlaw" and Frederick's of Hollywood, Dian guides you over, around, and in between the dangerous curves of infamous models including Michelle Angelo, Candy Barr, Virginia Bell, Joan Brinkman, Lorraine Burnett, Lisa De Leeuw, Uschi Digard, Candye Kane, Jennie Lee, Sylvia McFarland, Margaret Middleton, Paula Page, June Palmer, Roberta Pedon, Rosina Revelle, Candy Samples, Tempest Storm, Linda West, June Wilkinson, Julie Wills, and dozens more, including Guinness World Record holder Norma Stitz, possessor of the World's Largest Natural Breasts.

The 396 pages of this book contain the most beautiful and provocative photos ever created of these iconic women, plus nine original interviews, including the first with Tempest Storm and Uschi Digard in over a decade, and the last with Candy Barr before her untimely death in 2005. In a world where silicone is now the norm, these spectacular real women stand as testament that nature knows best.

About the Author
Dian Hanson is a twenty-five-year veteran of men's magazine publishing. She began her career at Puritan magazine in 1976 and went on to edit a variety of titles, including Partner, Oui, Hooker, Outlaw Biker, and Juggs magazines. In 1987 she took over the '60s title Leg Show and transformed it into the world's best-selling fetish publication. Most recently, she authored TASCHEN's Terryworld, Tom of Finland: The Comic Collection and History of Men's Magazines six-volume set.

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