The Price of Vanity Revealed in a New Xlibris Release

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Hopeelaine Gay Pankratz’s new book tells of a woman’s road to recovery after a failed plastic surgery

Her only desire was to enhance her features, but instead she suffered from inexplicable pain and emotional scars. Self-published author Hopeelaine Gay Pankratz pens the story of this woman’s plight in Vanity: Gift From Satan, an Xlibris release.

Based on a true story, Vanity introduces the character of Elizabeth, a woman who had breast augmentation using silicone. She, however, suffered chronic infections which demanded mastectomy, a surgical removal of the breast. Throughout this book, readers will follow the numerous operations she went through, as well as her pain, shame, and long journey to recovery.

In each surgery, Liz looks back at the decisions she made for the wrong reasons. Her realizations will enlighten readers, especially women, of the risks of plastic surgery, especially if handled by the wrong doctors. In the end, the price of beauty may be more than what was expected, like in the case of Elizabeth.

Pankratz invites readers to witness how Liz was able to find strength in her husband and a new purpose by helping others as a nurse. A story of overcoming trials, Vanity: Gift From Satan also addresses an important issue which most women face today: obsession with physical beauty.

This book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, CA on November 12-15, 2010. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

Vanity * by Hopeelaine Gay Pankratz
Gift From Satan
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4535-5820-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4535-5821-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-5822-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit . To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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