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Beautiful Women: Celebrating Beauty in Stories and Stills Hardcover – January 1, 2008

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A moving collection of women's voices and stories that not only encourage but confirm lives of complexity and perseverance. Read [about] these lives for inspiration and validation, and study these remarkable faces to find the beauty in your own. -- Carol Jenkins, President, The Women's Media Center

Inspiring piece of work! Peg's [one of the women featured] photo and story are beautiful. We couldn't ask for a better example of someone who embodies our LIVESTRONG brand. -- Bianca Elise Bellavia, Communications & Brand Management, Lance Armstrong Foundation, LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation,

The inspiring stories of these thirty-five women is an opportunity for all of us to take a moment to define what beauty means in our lives -- Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, 20th District, New York

About the Author

Four years ago on a beach in Italy, Nancy Bruno witnessed women of all ages enjoying themselves while completely uninhibited by their bodies. As she strove to understand their comfort and happiness, the idea for Beautiful Women was born.

Award-winning documentary photographer Nancy Bruno uses black and white 35mm photography to capture the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life. She uses her ability to become "invisible" to her subjects as her means of examining and photographing humanity. She lives and works in Upstate New York with her husband and two sons.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 69 pages
  • Publisher: Bridgeway Books (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933538880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933538884
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,143,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Priscilla Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
In this work by Nancy Bruno, I found delicate tales of true life, and pictures of intense beauty. No, not the kind that is plastered all over the television, or printed in magazines, but the beauty that life brings; the hidden beauty that we all need to see, and appreciate.
Inside the pages of this book, we are graced to read life experiences from 35-women. The strength, courage, accomplishments of each is the true beauty that shines. The black and white pictures add the visual that completes and satisfies the perfection of this beauty. A reminder of truth for all. Beautiful Women, celebrates the true essence of the pure beauty of women, and brings it forth for all to appreciate and enjoy. A lovely work.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Leff on December 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is remarkable and uplifting in seeing the beauty in "Average Janes" and telling their stories through both stories and photos. A wonderful gift for women of all ages.
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