Beyond Beautiful (Hardcover)

A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

By Anuschka Rees

Ten Speed Press, 9780399582097, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

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Empowering, insightful, and psychology-driven, Beyond Beautiful is the ultimate guide to building confidence in your body, beauty, clothes and life in an era of toxic social media-driven beauty standards. Filled with proven, no-BS strategies for proactive self-care, this stylish and practical handbook takes a deep-dive into all of the factors that are make it hard to feel good about yourself, and offers sage answers to tricky questions, like:

  *  Why do I hate the way I look in pictures?
  *  How can I stop feeling like a total slob compared to everyone on social media?
  *  How exactly does this "self-love" thing work?
  *  How do I find the confidence to use less make up, stop shaving, or wear what I want?

Illustrated with full-color art, Beyond Beautiful is a much-needed breath of fresh air that will help you live your best life, know your worth, and stop wasting any more precious energy and mental space worrying about the way you look.

About the Author

Anuschka Rees is a writer, ex-serial-dieter, and former beauty-fanatic. Despite growing up in the era of female empowerment and body positivity, she spent much of her twenties trying to fix yet another imagined “flaw,” researching diets, and comparing herself to attractive people on Instagram. Eventually she decided to put her INTJ mind to good use and see if she could find concrete, applicable advice for women like her, whose insecurities are keeping them from living their best life. 

Anuschka’s first book The Curated Closet was a bestseller and has been translated into five languages. She lives in Berlin, Germany with her cats, books, and boyfriend. Visit

Praise For Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

Praise for The Curated Closet:

"Refreshing and thorough, Rees delivers a fashion-forward guide that's awesomely sensible."
--Publishers Weekly

"Ten steps above and beyond most other closet make-over books. You'll get a walk-through into building a dream wardrobe that you will actually be happy to wear... I heartily recommend The Curated Closet to anyone who has ever stood in front of their closet, baffled by its contents."
--TRACEY TRUDEAU, Powell's Books

"A smart, straightforward manual that encourages readers to discover what they like and to develop a wardrobe that makes getting dressed easier. Anuschka's pragmatic book should be required reading for anyone familiar with staring at a closet full of clothes and still feeling like they don't have a thing to wear."
--ERIN BOYLE, author of Simple Matters

"This chic, thoughtful book is full of genius methods for taking control of your look, your habits, your budget, and your wardrobe. Best of all, it helps you discover your own unique style rather than follow the trends--authenticity is always in fashion!"
--ALISON FREER, author of How to Get Dressed