Boston, MA, December 06, 2009 --(PR.com
The TODAY show featured the book titled Chasing Beauty: My Cosmetic Surgery Takeover. Written under the pseudonym Jamieson Dale, Chasing Beauty is a story of how and why an ordinary young woman surgically rearranged her entire face before age thirty-six.
Born to uninvolved parents, Dale developed into a lonely girl with a voluptuous figure but a plain face. Attention to image both inside and outside of home suggested to her that her attractive body made of her an object.
Through cosmetic surgery, Dale wanted a beautiful face to make herself into a person: one worthy of love, and of survival.
She wanted—fifteen different times—to believe in the magic implied in a cosmetic surgical transformation. She failed—fifteen different times—to find it; but in the end found a kind husband and a shaky peace with herself as an aging woman.
Ultimately, Chasing Beauty is an examination of loneliness. It is about the dichotomous need and fear of human connection; and the emotional strength of adopting the burden of loving oneself. Jamieson Dale learns by the end of her chase for beauty that it alone won’t make intimacy feel safe.
More information about Chasing Beauty is available online at http://www.ChasingBeauty.com.
View the Today show segment here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34272772#34272772