Phoebe Baker Hyde is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beauty Experiment and has written essays on self, culture and place for The New York Times, Salon.com and the Wall Street Journal. Her controversial debut memoir, The Beauty Experiment: how I skipped lipstick, ditched fashion, faced the world without concealer and learned to love the real me was published by DaCapo/Lifelong in January 2013.
Self-presentation can be thought of as a series of concentric circles, like the rings of the tree. At the center—the inner core-- is the gift of life. Read on to learn more about how ring theory can enrich your own life.