Face Facts

Face Reading for Fun & Profit coverFace Reading for Fun & Profit
De Mente
1968

This is a fine book for a public library.  I have no problem with its contents.  It’s just falling apart and stained up.  Look at the water damage on the bottom corner of the cover.  It’s just a little paperback, so it can’t be expected to last 43 years!  When you open it up, a page flutters to the ground and the binding is completely separated from the pages so that you get two halves held together by a string of 43-year-old glue.

The contents are actually fascinating, if you buy into this sort of thing (or even if you don’t!).  Check out some pages from inside the book:
Face Reading back cover
(Above) This is the back cover.  What does this guy’s face say?

The Sunken Forehead
(Above) I’ve never seen anyone with a “sunken forehead.”  Or, at least, I don’t remember it if I have.  Seems like you’d notice, unless they had another even more stand-out feature on their face.

The high eyebrow bone
(Above) I am now obsessed with peoples’ foreheads.

Holly

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14 comments

  1. “an authority in in such diverse fields as aesthetics, bachelor entertainment…” What?

    The Bachelor BEAT is still published in Phoenix. The BEAT looks like a source for strip clubs and hookers.

  2. Oh, boy. I just looked up De Mente and he seems to be alive and well and publishing. His publications include:
    EROS’ REVENGE: Brave New World of American Sex!
    HOW TO MEASURE THE SEXUALITY OF MEN AND WOMEN BY THEIR FACIAL FEATURES
    WHY MEXICANS THINK & BEHAVE THEY WAY THEY DO!

  3. There is some valid work going on in examining “microexpressions”, however this looks like nothing more than phrenology.

  4. De Mente is much more distinguished as an older gentleman than he was as a younger author. he cetainly carved out some interesting niches …

  5. I’d love to see more of those pages. I wonder if this book is still in print. Thos illustrations look very 1950s…

  6. Yeah, I never particularly looked at foreheads from the side, either, but now — egads! — I’ll be checking out everyone I see.

  7. It reminds me of those old charts from back when they thought the measurements of your face/head determined whether or not you were a criminal.

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