Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths

The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the MythsThe Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths by Ted Eisenberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes a random book on NetGalley calls out to me, and The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths was one of those books. I'm not sure if it drew me in due to the so-wrong-it's-right nature given that I just started as a guest blogger on a
feminist blog or if girls like boys are drawn to boobies. Personal disclosure alert: my breasts are the only feature on my body that I'm reasonably happy with, so no, I am not considering cosmetic surgery on those. I tried to convince one doctor to say I needed a nose job, but he insisted that everything on the outside was perfect---the inside is another story. I think he may have been talking about more than my nose, but I digress.

The frustrating thing about reading an ARC for a book like this is I'm not seeing the beautiful finished product with the real pictures instead of the awful stock photos and the typos, but the content that I could read was hilarious and enlightening. The good doctor compiled all the questions he gets from patients on a regular basis and explains it all for you. If you have ever wondered something about breast implants, including why do doctors specialize in this, it's covered in here. Even if nobody asked, Dr. Eisenberg includes plenty of edifying titbits on fashion trends in lingerie (and out) including home grown versions of the bullet bra, euphemisms for cup sizes, and Marilyn Monroe's measurements.

In case you're a Sex and the City fan and you're wondering why plastic surgeons don't take unsightly thigh fat and implant it in your bosom, Dr. Eisenberg covers that in The Scoop as well. At approximately 208 pages, The Scoop passes the test most men use for finding the perfect ta tas: a handful, but no more than that. All of those embarrassing questions your weird friend has ever asked are answered and you are left free to go on with your life, this time, better informed about jubblies.

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