LOOKING GOOD IS THE BEST REVENGE by Linda Stasi

LOOKING GOOD IS THE BEST REVENGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A simple little pep talk on serf-improvement after getting dumped--based on the savage notion that the dumper will want to cut his throat when he realizes what he let slip through his grasp. To recover from the blow of having a relationship end, says Stasi: first, take to your bed for a day or two to wallow in despair and self-pity; then, set about making things better. Therapeutic baths (honey, oatmeal) can help, and so can facials; Stasi also stresses sleep as the great healer. Next, assess your assets and lesser strengths (""Do you tease your hair into a helmet for a conehead? Then you are either very new wave, or really old hat""), and get on the makeover path. Stasi covers exercise, nutrition, make-up, dressing, and other grooming tips in a casual, carefree fashion that may be just the boost rejected readers seek. She even suggests how to avoid the problem in the future (watch out for the ""Four Most Elusive Types of Men"": the Desperado, the Eternally Married Man, the Profoundly Committed, and, of course, Mama's Favorite Son). Nothing new, but a lift nonetheless.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1984
Publisher: St. Martin's