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Popular radio host Teresa Tomeo knows from experience that the self-image of American women is being distorted by pop culture. With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women--and girls--to see themselves primarily as sex objects.
A professional TV and radio journalist, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends in order to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.
So what are women steeped in the Hollywood and Cosmo girl version of reality to do? Undergo Tomeo's Extreme Makeover. With the help of this book, they can shed the toxic messages that objectify and enslave them and embrace the truth about being a beloved daughter of God.
"Extreme Makeover is an unusual, incredible, intelligent, well-written balance of practical, everyday secular information within a religious structure. That is unique; I'm impressed ... (Extreme Makeover) is required reading. I don't care what your religion is; this is required reading."- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
"Writing with vivid energy and insight, Teresa Tomeo has created the best kind of book about faith: rich in content, engaging to read and thoroughly practical in its implications. Tomeo knows the pressures and dishonesties facing women in modern American culture from firsthand experience, and she leads women to Jesus Christ with compelling personal testimonies and uncommon persuasive skill. For any woman who seeks the true foundation of her dignity, this is the book to read--and to share." -Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Teresa Tomeo is a passionate and persuasive apologist for the Catholic faith. In Extreme Makeover, she offers an earthy, candid, refreshing rejoinder to conventional feminist wisdom and builds a solid case for the liberating power of Catholic orthodoxy." -Colleen Carroll Campbell, TV and radio host, author, The New Faithful
"Extreme Makeover will be one of the most significant books for women in the 21st century. It pulls back the curtain on why every woman feels confused and hurt." -Meg Meeker, M.D., Author, The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers
"In her own vibrant prose, and with penetrating insight into the many dark elements of our contemporary culture and the devastating impact of the ‘culture of death' upon the human soul, Teresa Tomeo shows our sisters in Christ a path out of the darkness and into his light. Teresa's guidance is made all the more credible by her testimony to her own journey down this path to Jesus Christ and the fullness of life in the Catholic Church. Her witness to God's great work of enlivening the hearts of his beloved daughters, even in the midst of such difficult circumstances, should inspire hope in each of her readers."-Most Reverend Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
Full of riveting facts, this profoundly significant book empowers smart women with the thoughtful questions and tools we need to rise above the toxic media messages about sex, love, and beauty in the 21st century and to become truly free. A must-read!
-- Sue Ellen Browder, Author of Subverted
Teresa Tomeo is an author, a syndicated Catholic talk show host, and a motivational speaker with thirty years of broadcasting experience in both the secular and Christian media. Her daily morning program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio and syndicated through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. She is also the co-host of the Catholic View for Women on EWTN. Her other books are Noise: How Our Media-Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families and Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist