Skin Deep Women on Skin Care, Makeup, and Looking Their Best
Skin Deep
Women on Skin Care, Makeup, and Looking Their Best
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: September 12, 2017
  • Price: $29.99
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2666-8
  • EAN: 9781419726668
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 100 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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From New York Times bestselling knitting writer Clara Parkes, comes a new collection of essays and stories drawn from the yarn-loving, stash-collecting, close-knit community of knitters.

This addictive-to-read anthology celebrates yarn—specifically, the knitter’s reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what’s lovingly referred to as a “stash.” Consider contributions from knitting and teaching luminaries, including:

  • BUST co-founder and Stitch Debbie Stoller
  • Meg Swansen, daughter of master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann
  • Knitting blogger and author Susan B. Anderson

alongside offerings from knitting greats Amy Herzog, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and Franklin Habit—plus, stories from a romance novelist, an illustrator, a PhD-wielding feminist publisher, a globetrotting textile artist, a licensed clinical social worker, and the people behind the world’s largest collective online stash, Ravelry.com. The pieces range from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical as each seeks to answer the question of how the stash a knitter has accumulated over the years reflects his or her place in universe.

The stories in A Stash of One’s Own represent and provide validation for knitters’ wildly varying perspectives on yarn, from holding zero stash, to stash-busting, to stockpiling masses of it—and even including it in estate plans. These tales are for all fiber artists, spinners, dyers, crafters, crocheters, sheep farmers, shop owners, beginning knitters to yarn experts, and everyone who has ever loved a skein too hard to let it go.

Praise

“'Skin Deep' is the utmost authority on all things beauty related, and where every brand, celebrity, and entrepreneur covets to be featured. Bee [Shapiro] . . . is a brilliant writer and knows more about the beauty industry than anyone I know.” 

— Bobbi Brown, bestselling author and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

“Bee Shapiro’s New York Times column is my keyhole into the medicine cabinets of so many women I admire. This collection allows me a voyeuristic peek into their toilettes and is a bonding reminder that to get the dermis you deserve, you need a little time to yourself.”

— Jill Kargman, bestselling author and creator of Odd Mom Out

“This book is a powerful force in beauty with some of the most inspiring and talented women and men. I’m honored to be part of it and am excited for the accessibility that it offers. We should use this as an opportunity to celebrate each other’s beauty.”

— Jen Atkin, founder of OUAI Haircare and ManeAddicts.com

About the author

Bee Shapiro is a columnist for the New York Times, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxury natural fragrance and bodycare line.