Almost 5'4"

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When she was nineteen she posted her photo on a free Internet modeling website unaware of the risk, passion and self discovery that would follow. From that day, being a college student in New York City wasn't exciting anymore and instead being a model in New York City sounded so much better. Despite her slim chances of getting a modeling agent based on her height, she grabbed her bootstraps and used the Internet to promote herself. Except after months of running in-between her college classes to shoot with ...
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When she was nineteen she posted her photo on a free Internet modeling website unaware of the risk, passion and self discovery that would follow. From that day, being a college student in New York City wasn't exciting anymore and instead being a model in New York City sounded so much better. Despite her slim chances of getting a modeling agent based on her height, she grabbed her bootstraps and used the Internet to promote herself. Except after months of running in-between her college classes to shoot with amateur photographers in their basements, penthouses, and living rooms it was inevitable that one day her mother would see her naked on the Internet. After this embarrassment she had no other choice but to change her name to Isobella. With her new name, now giving up before she made something of her self wasn't an option. Two years later, after graduation, Isobella only had three magazine tear sheets and one lead role in a music video, but it is enough to convince her to not be sucked into the corporate world and to keep trying to model. Even if it meant giving up stability and most of her belongings, going homeless and becoming her own agent, all while fighting the doubt given to her along the way. Her story, first typed at the Apple Store on Prince Street in SoHo New York City, will inspire you to try any dream you have had.
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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
...whose command of Web 2.0 helped her start modeling, publish and market a memoir
The New York Times
As for Ms. Jade, whose modeling career is advancing, she has yet to buy a computer from the Apple store. But she is still welcome to check her e-mail - and stay as long as she likes.
NY Daily News
A shade under 5-feet-4, Isobella Jade has been building a brand - herself - for the petite model.
New York Post
People have long cataloged the bizarre writing habits of authors, from P.G. Wodehouse pinning pages on his wall to Dan Brown timing his push-up and sit-up breaks with an hourglass. Now we can add the name Isobella Jade to that collection.
Sydney Morning Herald
Isobella Jade would probably hold the record for being Apple's most famous freeloader.
Advertising Age
wizard of self promotion
Patrick Montero
There's more than meets the eye to pint-size model Isobella Jade. Underneath her petite 5'4" frame is a woman who is well on her way to creating her own media empire.
Jethro Nededog
Before Tyra was giving shorties hope on Cycle 13 of 'America's Next Top Model,' Isobella Jade was already in their corner.
Larry Getlen
People have long cataloged the bizarre writing habits of authors, from P.G. Wodehouse pinning pages on his wall to Dan Brown timing his push-up and sit-up breaks with an hourglass. Now we can add the name Isobella Jade to that collection.
Katie Hafner
As for Ms. Jade, whose modeling career is advancing, she has yet to buy a computer from the Apple store. But she is still welcome to check her e-mail - and stay as long as she likes.
Patrick Montero
There's more than meets the eye to pint-size model Isobella Jade. Underneath her petite 5'4" frame is a woman who is well on her way to creating her own media empire.
Jethro Nededog
Before Tyra was giving shorties hope on Cycle 13 of 'America's Next Top Model,' Isobella Jade was already in their corner.
Larry Getlen
People have long cataloged the bizarre writing habits of authors, from P.G. Wodehouse pinning pages on his wall to Dan Brown timing his push-up and sit-up breaks with an hourglass. Now we can add the name Isobella Jade to that collection.
Katie Hafner
As for Ms. Jade, whose modeling career is advancing, she has yet to buy a computer from the Apple store. But she is still welcome to check her e-mail - and stay as long as she likes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615298153
  • Publisher: Gamine Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/2009
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Isobella Jade is a petite model, author and advocate based in New York City, her modeling journey and her books have been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Publishers Weekly, Advertising Age, Allure, Glamour, MediaBistro.com, The Los Angeles Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, Mac World magazine, Mac Life magazine, Mac Directory magazine, Marie Claire UK, and many others around the globe. She blogs daily at: www.petitemodelingtips.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    AMAZING!!!

    Isobella is a shining star and in this book she shows that she is a fearless leader who will stop at nothing or give in to anything in her path. Her perserverance is admirable. She is truly an inspiration to anybody in pursuit of their dreams. A must-read!

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  • Posted June 19, 2009

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    Chase your dreams in heels...or sneakers! Just chase them! I LOVED this book!

    For the record, I'm not a model. I love reading books about the underdog and seeing the "little guy" come out on top. I sat down and read the whole book in a day. Isobella Jade has a very exciting writing style...everytime I was going to put it down, she wrote something that capture my attention and made me read the next page. The author used great voice and vivid imagery. I felt like I was walking next to her going through all of her experiences. This book is a true tale of chasing your dreams - even in heels through NYC. The author is not just a model, she's an inspiration to anyone fighting for their chance at success. So, put on your heels...and go chase your dreams! In the mean time, I'll put on my flats/sneakers and go chase mine, haha!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

    amazing memoir!

    This is a well told story of the often times difficult life of a petite model in NYC. She never lost sight of her dream and wound up with a book written with humor and insight. I enjoyed reading this book and especially enjoyed the voice the author used when telling her tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    ?

    How much was this? I accedently bought this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    Not even close to your average memoir

    This is more than just a memoir, its a look into the glam and grit of the modeling world and a look at how the underdog can overcome odds. Its also has some humorous parts, and is relatable to those outside the modeling world. B&N also shows the little lady has a grapic novel coming out later this year, def have to check that out.

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