The riveting story of how cosmetic surgery and plastic money melted together to create a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.... Plastic surgery has become the answer for many Americans, and in American Plastic sociologist Laurie Essig explores how we arrived at this particular solution. Over the last decade there has been a 465 percent increase in cosmetic work, and we now spend over $12 billion annually on procedures like liposuction, face-lifts, tummy tucks, and boob jobs. In this fascinating book, Essig argues that this transformation is the result of massive shifts in both our culture and our economy - a perfect storm of greed, desire, and technology. Plastic is crucial to who we are as Americans, Essig observes. We not only pioneered plastic money but lead the world in our willingness to use it. Its estimated that 30 percent of plastic surgery patients earn less than $30,000 a year; another 41 percent earn less than $60,000. And since the average cost of cosmetic work is $8,000, a staggering 85 percent of patients assume debt to get work done. Using plastic surgery as a lens on better understanding our society, Essig shows how access to credit, medical advances, and the pressures from an image- and youth-obsessed culture have led to an unprecedented desire to fix ourselves. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002684de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mature content warning: This short erotic romance book contains very strong language and steamy adult entertainment. It´s strictly for adults 18 and older. Betty had to struggle with image for one simple reason: She had big boobs. Really big boobs. Annette always felt that men were only interested in her boobs. She was about as big as Betty. Annette was tall, with slender legs, narrow hips, and broad shoulders, and she always wore cleavage-revealing uplift bras. They were both smart women, but they had bonded and developed a friendship based on their shared attitude toward their boobs. They wore the minimum of clothing at resorts and let the men drool at a distance. Dave arrived first. He oozed charm. He gushed over Annette and made several innuendos about how well-endowed both women were. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cindy was a cougar. She was also mother of a 19-year-old rugby playing college student. And when Gary brought the team home...well, Cindy had to entertain them in the only way she knew how. One thing was bound to lead to another! Excerpt: The walk through the house was another treat for the unsuspecting young man. I was leading for a reason. My younger years as a lap dancer had allowed me to perfect rolling my hips as I walked, and I knew his cock would be hard by time he put the wine down. We got into the kitchen, and I quickly turned to face him, catching the boy by surprise and making him take a step back, up against the center island. My eyes dropped, and I confirmed he was indeed packing a very impressive erection. For such a slim young man, it was bloody enormous. His eyes were, of course, still locked on my 38DDs, and I decided to up the ante. It took only a slight and imperceptible shrug of my shoulders for the lightly tied bathrobe cord to unravel and my gown to gape open, exposing my firm boobs to the tips of their cherry pink nipples as well as my muscled abdomen and freshly shaven haven. ´´See anything you like?´´ I asked cheekily. ´´But Mrs Lukas. You´re Gary´s mum,´´ Martin gasped. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: C J Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074365de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.