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This book carries on from that and continues onto university and a few brief chapters covering the years beyond . M. Forster Award (presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters), the Creative Scotland Award, Saltire Scottish Book of the Year for Clara and the SMIT non-fiction Book of the Year for This is not about Me. Full of intriguing anecdotes and trenchant commentary on the relationship between conventional beauty standards and misogyny, classism, and racism, this is an invigorating examination of the ‘rules and assumptions that govern appearance. In visceral descriptions of puberty, sex and school-room politics, Galloway casts her extraordinary gaze on the morals and ambitions of one small-town through the stories of three generations of women. Johnson, Rae Nudson unpacks makeup’s cultural impact—including how it can be used to shape a personal or cultural narrative, how often beauty standards align with whiteness, how and when it can be used for safety, and its function in the workplace, to name a few examples.

Novelist Janice Galloway has created, in the character of Cora, a frightening, larger-than-life figure who dominates both books. Journalist Nudson offers a strong argument that makeup affects everyone, whether they wear it or not.

In August 2012 All Made Up, the sequel to This is Not About Me, won Scottish Book of the Year award at Edinburgh Festival. All Made Up is firmly in the literary rather than "misery" genre because what drives it is the brilliance of the prose and poetic assuredness of the voice, rather than the grimness of the subject matter.

With my professional Hair and Makeup skills, I can bring out the best of those features and create a beauty that truly shines. Every morning Cora "painted on eyebrows like gull-wings" before going out to work as a secretary, but when at home, she proves capable of setting fire to Janice's hair in a fit of pique.

She has written and presented three radio series for BBC Scotland (Life as a Man, Imagined Lives and Chopin’s Scottish Swansong) and works extensively with musicians and visual artists including Sally Beamish, Anne Bevan, Michael Wolchover, Norman McBeath and Alasdair Nicolson.

I'm sure if I had only read this one, I would probably love as opposed to like it, but the more obvious heart consciousness of the first book and the fiercely intelligent little watcher, interested me more. In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years.I do think it's a nice introductory work, since it does talk about many of the struggles faced by black people and gender nonconforming men that might be new to a lot of people. At 17, she has to have an abortion, at which point her mother decides she is old enough to warrant a bedroom of her own – up until then she had slept next to her mother.

But there are 3 or 4 misreadings towards the end of the book which the reader rereads for the recording. As the narrative continues Galloway appears to be living a life split into three, like the acts of a play. This is less a history of makeup within beauty culture (as the title suggested to me), and more a dive into how made up appearances intersect with economics, social values, racism, capitalism and politics. Unfortunately the misreadings have not been edited out so, of course, the spell is broken each time. It’s also characteristic that until page 291 we have no inkling of whether she ever wanted to retaliate, ever matched her sister in hatred.I had an idea everything must be so much easier for those lucky buggers who counted themselves normal.



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