The Fictional Woman

The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss
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ISBN
9781460751206
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 25mm
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Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including 'author', 'model', 'gold-digger', 'commentator', 'inspiration', 'dumb blonde', 'feminist' and 'mother', among many others. Now, in her first work of non-fiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. She traces key moments in her life -- from small-town tomboy in Canada, to international fashion model in the 90s, to bestselling author taking a polygraph test in 2002 to prove she writes her own work -- and weaves her own experiences into a broader look at everyday sexism and issues surrounding the under-representation of women, modern motherhood, body image and the portrayal of women in politics, entertainment, advertising and the media. Deeply personal and revealing, this is more than just Tara Moss's own story. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time.

'Hits its mark with sharp-shooting precision ... Moss' skill is in marshalling the evidence and communicating it in a way that is accessible, warm, open, lucid and passionate ... Moss is a serious thinker' Dr Clare Wright, the Age

'A remarkable book - the kind that rewires your brain and its preconceptions in the best way possible. Intelligent, riveting and invigorating' Benjamin Law, Australian journalist and author

'This is a book which needs to be read by men and women. Well written, clearly argued, informative, powerful and thought provoking. Forget everything you thought you knew about Tara Moss, with the Fictional Woman, ttara sets the record straight and takes her place as one of our generations great commentators' John Purcell, Booktopia

'The most insightful book about women since the Feminine Mystique' Eve Mahlab, AO
ISBN:
9781460751206
Publication Date:
01 / 03 / 2016
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
129 x 198 x 25mm
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This engrossing and brilliant book is part memoir part commentary on the ways in which women are portrayed and seen in media, advertisement, entertainment and politics. Moss draws from her experiences in high fashion, reception in the public eye and childhood in rural Canada, it is personal, political, unapologetic and extremely hard to put down! This is for anyone who has questioned the representation of women in our culture, what went wrong, and how we can fight back against it. - Lucinda (QBD)
, 17/04/2017

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