The definitive story of the international modeling businessand its evil twin, legalized flesh peddlingModel is a tale of beautiful women empowered and subjugated of vast sums of money of sex and drugs, obsession and tragic death and of the most unholy combination in commerce stunning young women and rich, lascivious men.Investigative journalist Michael Gross takes us into the private studios and hidden villas where models play and are preyed upon, and tears down modelings carefully constructed faade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade....
|Title||:||Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women|
|Publisher||:||It Books Reprint edition September 27, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||576 pages|
|File Size||:||596 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women Reviews
Amazing history of famous models. I could not put this book down! Fantastic read...I was sorry when it ended. Highly recommended:)
Book is full of both interesting and uninteresting details, and reads more like a catalog of models by name with bits and snippets of their lives. Just okay.
Exciting book on the modelling world. Gives insight on this glamorous and still treacherous field. There is a real polarity to modelling.
Good, gave it to my very beautiful, super wonderful daughter that was a model, briefly.
While interesting, it was a awfully technical and there were just so many names. I'm not sure how else he could have told it, but it was a bit overwhelming. Maybe a chart showing the agencies would be helpful.
A big "WOW!" to Michael Gross for being able to gather and present information on such a vast and secretive industry, the modeling business. The book was huge but I enjoyed every single page and appreciated the inclusion of photographs. The only complaint I have is that the mentions of Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford were way too small. When I was an impressionable teen back in the 90's Cindy was THE SUPER-SUPERMODEL and when i was reeeeeally little it was all about Brooke (what i'm trying to say is I was actually alive at the time so I know this as first hand knowledge) so I was surprised that they barely got any attention. But really the book was FULL of stories, it was really a fun read! I'd definitely reccomend this to anyone who loves the modeling/fashion world and especially to those girls who want to be models.
I love gossip and provocation as much as the next person, but these long, uneventful and repetitive chapters about models deliver neither. How many times do we need to hear how skeevy men chase after barely legal (and not at all legal) young girls/women, that drugs and alcohol have always been a problem in the trade, etc., etc. He doesn't go deeper than just recording the facts. Long, boring probably-transcribed-on-autopilot interviews with retired models make up many chapters. In sum, what's supposed to be a fun read, is a real zzzzzz read.
This book does exactly what the title says, it reveals the ugly side of the modeling business. However, it is an older book so you won't hear any recent names. There is another book out there, "Shut up and Smile" that covers more recent models. But the writing from that book is no comparison to this one. This book is by someone that knows how to write and the stories are very in-depth which can only make the book better. The pictures are also better in this book.