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Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    HUNGRY Tells it like it is!

    Crystal Renn's fascinating biography tells the tale of a young teenage girl drawn to the glamorous, heady world of high-fashion. Always a "normal" weight for her height, modeling agents, agency executives and photographers warned her that unless she lost an extreme amount of weight, though beautiful and photogenic as she was, she would never get work in the world of high-fashion modeling. Renn, like many girls in the modeling industry embarked on a severe weight loss regimen that involved extreme calorie reduction and endless cycles of exercise. She quickly developed a devastating eating disorder, but she continued her persuit of success in the high-fashion modeling world. Finally at her breaking point, Renn decides to feed herself and take care of herself properly, Though she was afraid she might never model again, she made a priority of saving her life. Much to her surprise, once she embraced the woman she really was, she found success and happiness beyond her wildest dreams. Read Crystal Renn's story to join in her joy of loving herself as she is and finding love for your true self!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Crystal Renn is my hero

    I completely connected to Crystal in this book. I felt like she took parts of my own life and put it into this book. I love the fashion industry and want to be a model so bad, and until I read this book, I thought I had to starve myself in order to fit into the mold of the average "straight size" model. So, that's what I did: I starved myself. Only, I lost alot more weight, a lot faster, than Crystal did, and it took everything in me not to eat, not to exercise and to try to stay that size...until I fainted at work and was sent to the hospital.

    Now, like Crystal, I'm a healthy size 12 and I love my body now more than ever. And, like Crystal, I want to become a top plus-size model.

    Getting just this little glimpse itno Crysal's world was amazing and inspiring. I wish I found this book earlier in my life.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

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    Excellent Insight into the Modeling World

    This book provides a unique and interesting look into the modeling world and proves that our suspicions about anorexia and other eating disorders are true. Crystal does a great job at showing the reader that plus sized (normal woman) can be high fashion models and darn good at it. The only downside to the book was the last 20 pages. It is devoted to her feelings about changing our conceptions of what "fat" is and how we should teach our children an understanding of different body types. A good read for fashionistas, however a little preachy at the end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Good read of the truth of having an eating disorder

    Writing is okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    This book was the best!!

    I dont read books often because i loose interest in many quickly. My personal interests are modeling, and fashion. This author had me hooked from the beginning!! I could not put it down! :) All the information about the industry is so true! I definetly would recomend this to anyone who's interested in modeling and fashion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Fantastic book- I love Crystal- she is my hero

    Crystal is brilliant. Her strength and will power arre just amazing. I have resad this book 3 times now. Still my favorite work written.Defintely recommend this to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Inspiering!!!

    Sooooo good and inspiering

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Definitely worth it-

    Im not normally one for memoirs, but this one was thoughtfully written and tastefully done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    Loved It!

    I read this book a year ago, when I was not feeling so great about my body. It seriously changed my whole perspective on beauty. This book made me realize that everyone has characteristics that make them beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    disappointed

    At times, this book was informative but unfortunately the book did not hold my interest. I was expecting more of a transformation but felt her story lacked any real depth. It is an easy read though.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

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    Reality Check!

    Crystal is beautiful at size 12. And, she has a healthy/positive view toward life. She's tried it all and ended up on the winning side. Kudos!

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