Entertainment Books About face: Tara Moss gets real about women

About face: Tara Moss gets real about women

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“The year is 2002, I am 28 years old and I am sitting in a small, unfamiliar hotel room hooked up to a lie detector machine…”

thenewdaily_supplied_240314_tara_moss_book_coverTara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including ‘author’, ‘model’, ‘gold-digger’, ‘commentator’, ‘inspiration’, ‘dumb blonde’, ‘feminist’ and ‘mother’, among many others.

Now, in her first work of non-fiction, The Fictional Woman, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women.

She traces key moments in her life – from small-town tomboy in Canada, to international fashion model in the 1990s, to bestselling author taking a polygraph test in 2002 to prove she writes her own work – and weaves her own experiences into a broader look at everyday sexism and issues surrounding the underrepresentation of women, modern motherhood, body image and the portrayal of women in politics, entertainment, advertising and the media.

Deeply personal and revealing, this is more than just Tara Moss’s own story. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time.

The Fictional Woman will be released on May 22, 2014.

For more information on Moss and her books visit her blog here.

This article first appeared on Booktopia.