Author: Amanda Filipacchi
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company
Publication Date: February 16th 2015
What is the importance of beauty? Filipacchi explores both sides to this question in the satirical novel, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. Barb, a breathtaking beautiful woman, wears a fat suit because being beautiful is too hard, and has only caused her heartbreak. She seeks a man who will love her not for her beauty but for her heart. Lily, a gifted musician is unattractive and in love with a man known for dating only beautiful women.
This book is funny and pokes fun of today's crazy unhealthy obsession with beauty, and there is a murder mystery storyline that culminates in a hilarious dinner gathering, as well as some magical realism.
I recommend this novel especially if you are in the mood for a dark comedy. The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is different and weird, in all positive ways.