Women Under Scrutiny is an honest, intimate examination of the relationships we have with our bodies, hair, and faces, how we’ve been treated by the world based on our appearance—and how we have treated others. The women who created the serious, humorous, and courageous work in this anthology—women ages seventeen to seventy-six—represent an array of cultures and religions from across the United States. They are an extraordinary group of women who all share one thing: the ability to tell the truth.
The women who have written for this anthology are all brave and brilliant. This compendium to Meyers' novel, Waisted, is not to be missed. Some of these essays are difficult to read. Some funny. Some tragic. Some hopeful. This is a book you'll keep coming back to. Insightful and powerful. —MJ Rose