In Beyond the Cleavage , beauty icon and award-winning actress Raquel Welch talks, woman to woman, about her views on all that comes with being a member of the female sex. And, with the luxury of hindsight and benefit of experience, she has plenty to share, speaking her mind freely on the subjects of love, style, health, body image, career, family, forgiveness, aging, sex, and coming of age. Raquel invites readers to look back on her life, from her childhood dominated by a volatile father her first love, marriage, and divorce her early struggles as a single working mother in Hollywood her battles for roles and respect as an actress and her daring decision never to lie about her age. Looking forward, she offers women a compass to guide them at every crossroad of life, from menopause through the empty-nest years, to dating younger men and beyond. Deeply personal (Welch wrote every word herself- no ghostwriter), Beyond the Cleavage is Raquel Welch's gift to every woman who longs to look and feel her best, and be at peace with herself.