“Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor’s notorious admonition that no woman can ever be ‘too rich or too thin.’
“As the age of anorexia has succeeded the age of anxiety — or perhaps simply compounded it — we’ve learned just how wrong the duchess really was….”
(Please read the rest of my review of de Rossi’s book — a meditation on the pressures of Hollywood and working out one’s identity in the glare of celebrity — in the LA Times today!)
(Photo by Lori Shepler.)
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