Breast Bookshop

Woman: An Intimate Geography

The strengths of Woman begin with Angier’s witty and evocative prose style, but its real contribution is the way it expands the definition of female “geography” beyond womb, breasts, and estrogen, down as far as the bimolecular substructure of DNA and up as high as the transcendent infrastructure of the human brain.

Personally, I found the chapters on breasts extremely interesting – it’s definitely worth a read.

Breasts: Our Most Public Private Parts

Leaping beyond the angst of puberty and adolescence, Spadola thoughtfully probes into how women feel about their breasts – whether natural, enhanced, or downsized by surgery – in relation to work, love, baby nurturing, aging, cancer, sex, and friendship. “Breasts are aggressive,” says one woman. “Men feel compelled to look at them, so sometimes I feel like it’s rude to other women to show too much breast.”

Breasts: The Women’s Perspective on an American Obsession

Through personal interviews with men and women, Breasts: The Women’s Perspective on an American Obsession also addresses women’s pride and shame about their breasts and their confusion about the attention their breasts receive. Ultimately, this exploration of breast obsession sheds light on our society’s general fear of and ambivalence toward women’s bodies. Breasts: The Women’s Perspective on an American Obsession shows you that breasts have a venerable history and urges you to see beyond the contemporary standards of visual perfection to give you an overall sense of the female body’s power and worth.

The Breast Book

Provides lavish, full-color coverage of such topics as sexuality, breastfeeding, cosmetic surgery, and cancer. The authoress considers breasts as sex symbols, as the objects of changing fashions and ornamentation, and as an erogenous zone. Breast cancer is covered in detail, with sections on risk, prevention, detection, and treatment, among others.

Photographs of breasts are everywhere: in museums, on book covers, in fashion ads, and on posters. Alluring symbols of womanhood, breasts have fascinated generations of image makers. Here, for the first time between two covers, is the breast in photography: the titillating breast, the maternal breast, the aging breast, and the symbolic breast.

A History of the Breast

What’s in a breast? That depends on who’s asking, says Marilyn Yalom, author of this scholarly, illustrated treatise on the breast in Western society. “Babies see food. Men see sex. Doctors see disease. Businesspeople see dollar signs.” Psychologists, religious leaders, advertisers, and pornographers have rhapsodized over, vilified, and used breasts to sell everything from war to Cadillacs. And, finally, women have seen in them pleasure, power, sustenance, fear, or failure to measure up.