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Thing Of Beauty

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Wow! what a ride!

this is a book that tells you what the modeling industry is REALLY like. All of us teenage girls think its glamourous and all but we dont see the dark side. The parts about Gia were really absorbing, but not when they get into the technical parts of modeling. Gia was li...
this is a book that tells you what the modeling industry is REALLY like. All of us teenage girls think its glamourous and all but we dont see the dark side. The parts about Gia were really absorbing, but not when they get into the technical parts of modeling. Gia was like a shooting star. She rose up so fast but she came down even faster...

posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Thing of Boredom

I was very excited to read this book because I saw the movie and became highly interested in this young woman. Her life was certainly exciting even before she begain modeling. Unfortunatly many aspects of it were not always positive. The book, I feel failed to show that...
I was very excited to read this book because I saw the movie and became highly interested in this young woman. Her life was certainly exciting even before she begain modeling. Unfortunatly many aspects of it were not always positive. The book, I feel failed to show that. Once I started reading it, I felt it was more of a book about modeling featuring Gia rather than her bio. It got better toward the end because the author finally decided to focus on her. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are really interested in the 'mechanics' of the modeling field.

posted by Anonymous on August 1, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Wow! what a ride!

    this is a book that tells you what the modeling industry is REALLY like. All of us teenage girls think its glamourous and all but we dont see the dark side. The parts about Gia were really absorbing, but not when they get into the technical parts of modeling. Gia was like a shooting star. She rose up so fast but she came down even faster...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2003

    Excellent, objective, well researched account of a life so abruptly taken...

    Very interesting, although I felt that more emphasis should have been placed on Gia throughout the entirety of the book, as sometimes the story veered off into a more general overview of the modeling industry itself. So many points of view are taken into account here...everybody knew Gia in a different way, and this author does a remarkable job of expressing Gia's life through the eyes of each individual that has been enlightened by her. A unique individual with so many faces... The only disturbing part of this book was the picture of Gia suffering in the hospital. This book MORE than illustrates the pain and grief she endured both before and during her battle with AIDS---no pictures necessary---Think about it---If you were her would you want people to see you at your weakest point?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2003

    What we once had was lost...

    I believe that this book is great in telling you the best and worst parts of being a model. Before I read this book i thought that being a model must be the best thing in the world and I wanted to be a model. After reading it i realized that everyone looks at you like you the best person in the world but truely they have no idea what can haunt you deep in side.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    the turbulent life of Gia

    While Stephen Fried tends to go off on a tangent at times, his book gives us a very interesting view into what was the life of Gia. A must read for any Gia Carangi fan!

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