Wow. It took me three months to finish this book. The writing style is extremely easy to follow though, so it had nothing to with that. What kept tripping me up were discrepancies between findings and conclusions. Also, the arguments that were built up didn't present much new insight into the topic. A lot of women refer to magazines as guilty pleasures, which already is an acknowledgment that they aren't exactly the best reading material. Instead of telling me the drawbacks of women's magazines, I expected Airbrushed to touch more on the why than it did and on how these problems might be effectively addressed, if at all.