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Laurie Essig
sociologist and writer
Recent Activity
New review of American Plastic in Sprituality and Practice. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Laurie Essig
The Week magazine named Laurie Essig’s American Plastic as their book of the week on Jan 28th. Book of the week: American Plastic by Laurie Essig The author, a sociologist, traces runaway consumer debt and the silicone-breast boom to a “cult of individualism” that says if you’re not rich, it’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Laurie Essig
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Laurie Essig
Another interview on America Plastic Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Laurie Essig
American Plastic on the Joy Cardin show. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Laurie Essig
Listen to a KNews interview about American Plastic here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Laurie Essig
My latest blog on cosmetic surgery Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Laurie Essig
American Plastic excerpted in the Atlantic Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Laurie Essig
Cosmetic surgery is as American as New Year's resolutions, going to the gym, and apple pie. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Laurie Essig
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Read my latest cosmetic surgery blog at the Chronicle here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Laurie Essig
Check it out at http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/12/26/consumerism_and_individualism_give_rise_to_synthetic_solutions/?page=full Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Laurie Essig
I want to sew REICH on my underwear and make a video that goes viral on youtube. Here's why. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Laurie Essig
Check out my new post on cosmetically enhanced vaginas. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Laurie Essig