Beauty, a novel by alumna Christina Chiu '00, is being released this Friday, May 1, from 2040 Books/The Santa Fe Writers Project. The book follows Amy Wong, an up-and-coming designer in the New York fashion industry who is derailed again and again by the chauvinist workforce and familial expectations.
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Chiu said she would like women who read her book to consider that beauty is a feeling and an emotion. 'If you close your eyes and imagine something beautiful that makes you smile, or do something creative in which you lose yourself, it may make you feel infinitely more beautiful than all the products in the world.'”