The cost of beauty
Amazon.com has nearly 32 thousand books on beauty, a quality that has eluded me no matter how hard I strived to get it. No one ever called me beautiful. Cute, perhaps, but that was a long time ago. Even as a kindergartner, though, I knew that looking cute meant sitting still at the end of my parents' bed as Mom twisted sections of my hair into curls and then criss-crossed each one with bobby pins.