The first is "Universal Beauty". It's the Miss Universe Guide to looking beautiful. And it's chock full of great advice on skin-care and such. And it's not really that geared towards the Pageant Girl.
The other great book I read was The Photoshop Elements 6 Book For Digital Photographers.
I've always wondered how and wanted to learn about making a good picture GREAT. Well, that book tells all! And how...
The irony of it all? There's not ONE picture in the first book that was NOT manipulated SOMEHOW using the techniques in the second. Take a good look at the cover. I promise it has been enhanced.