Women and Beauty
I am a big fan of Sophia Loren, and my parents introduced me to the movie Houseboat (1958) with Cary Grant. She always seemed ageless to me and I would imagine this book to be a good choice in the early 1980s. I think the publishers were after a book that would show that even though you might be over 40 (gasp!), you can still look good.
The book wasn’t too bad, and aside from those horrible 80s glasses and the red puffy dress, the fashion isn’t too terrible. Again, I think Sophia Loren is just one of those timeless women who can wear about anything from any time and make it work. As far as a library book, I don’t think it really would work as a fashion or beauty book for 2020, but it might be one to hang onto just because it is Sophia Loren. In some libraries, it might be an automatic weed. This one could go either way, depending on the situation.