Well, all you honey’s can wake up, walking around the house chanting Beyonce’s new song’s catchy line: “I woke up like disss. I woke up like disss. I’m FLAWLESS!” ..all you want to. But Cameron Diaz has got news for you-well…for the world, that is.
She wrote a book dispelling beauty myths and in celebration of appreciating our “naturalness” called: “The Body Book.”
Unlike the typical celebrity book, baring all their rags to riches stories of their lives on the road to success, and rather than reading and hearing that god-awful violin playing as you turn the pages; because of her willingness to bare all, you’ll either be hearing bells and “aha” moments (or maybe the sound of a nature scene: birds chirping and the sound of water trickling a peaceful waterfall in the back woods). Because she is doing the unusual for a celebrity book: she wrote a holistic, long term health guide book to aimed at encouraging women to embrace their (quote) “natural pretty draping.”
In Diaz’ book, she’s letting it all hang out and taking no shorts.
Rather than anything remotely close to glam, the book focuses on a wide range of body topics like: laser hair removal and various other things we as women are doing to ourselves-not realizing it’s all a fad-something Cameron call “crazy ideas.”
“I hear there’s a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal of all of their lady bits,” said Diaz, 41. To that sticky “situation” she dedicates a whole chapter to the muff titled: “In Praise of Pubes.”
She explained (about the book): “It’s a personal decision, but I’m just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed ladies,” she suggests, and continues: “Let’s be honest: Just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity” she speaks candidly.
She goes on to say: “I know you may think you’ll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won’t. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon. All fads change, people,” expresses Diaz.
She bares all, by removing the mask of illusion of that perfect celebrity that regular people are aspiring to look like but not by throwing her celebrity counterparts under the bus, but rather, using her own experiences about the “not so beautiful” that the world of celebrity rarely tells past a Proactive commercial.
Cameron discusses her personal and painful struggle with acne and talks about how she overcame that awkward phase. She admits: “I mean, I had terrible, terrible, skin. It was embarrassing. And I did everything I could think of to make it go away. I tried to cover it with makeup. I tried to get rid of it with oral, topical and even the harshest prescription medications. Nothing helped for too long.”
In retrospect she had an epiphany: “Looking back, I realize that I hadn’t needed those prescription drugs, or those vials of potions and creams. I hadn’t needed to be angry at my skin or feel bad about myself. I had to just needed to LISTEN TO MY BODY.”
Diaz is practicing what she preaches by keeping healthy and happy.
At the start of the New Year, bare-faced and while on route to her outdoor adventure; she tweeted this pic of herself:
and well…here’s what a few readers and fan have to say so far:
Eye Spied at Wonderwall