Tired of being a slave to my appearance, I gave up all the trappings of beauty -- and ended up discovering myselfThursday, Jan 10, 2013 1:00 AM UTC 58
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Phoebe Baker Hyde has written for a variety of publications including the journal Confrontation and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children. She is the author of "The Beauty Experiment," from which this essay is excerpted.