Easy Beauty

Chloe Cooper Jones

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'What a gift . . . Easy Beauty has the rigor and precision of Joan Didion and Maggie Nelson and a forthright humor and naked truth all of its own' Sarah Ruhl, author of SmileI am in a bar in Brooklyn listening to two men, my friends, discuss whether or not my life was worth living.So begins Chloe Cooper Jones's bold account of moving through the world in a body that looks different than most. Born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis, she must contend not only with her own physical pain, but the emotional discomfort of others.It is only when she unexpectedly becomes a mother that she confronts the demand to live life fully, propelling her on a journey across the globe, reclaiming the spaces she'd been denied, and denied herself.From Roman sculptures to a Beyonce concert, from a tennis tournament to the Cambodian Killing Fields, Jones interrogates the myths of beauty with spiky intelligence, aesthetic philosophy, love and humor, inviting us to find a new way of seeing.

ISBN: 9780349013817
Publication Date: 12-Apr-2022
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Limited