Everything About Me Is Fake . . . And I'm Perfect

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In Everything About Me Is Fake...and I'm Perfect, the hilarious and candid follow–up to the national bestseller No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson tackles our society's unattainable standards of beauty and reveals the secrets behind her own lifelong struggle to achieve perfection –– from her bra–stuffing days as a flat–chested teenager through her career as the world's first supermodel to her ultimate comeback as a bestselling author and television star on the top–rated ...

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Overview

In Everything About Me Is Fake...and I'm Perfect, the hilarious and candid follow–up to the national bestseller No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson tackles our society's unattainable standards of beauty and reveals the secrets behind her own lifelong struggle to achieve perfection –– from her bra–stuffing days as a flat–chested teenager through her career as the world's first supermodel to her ultimate comeback as a bestselling author and television star on the top–rated reality television hit America's Next Top Model.

Even as she graced the glossy pages of Vogue and Cosmo, Janice had to struggle to keep up the image of brazen self–confidence and bravado that became her trademark. Behind every smile and pose was a sea of self–doubt and insecurities. Now, after years of experience as a supermodel –– being stitched into clothing, starving herself, and undergoing cosmetic surgery –– Janice debunks the beauty myths and breaks down what's real and what's not. Drawing on her vast knowledge of fashion, beauty care, and fitness, Janice offers no–nonsense advice and tips on how to look and feel your best on your own terms.

you see on the magazine pages starve themselves for weeks on end, smoke up a storm, and scarf down enough diuretics to blast out the Pacific Ocean.

No one tells a story like the world's first supermodel, and Janice's eagerly awaited follow–up is filled with outrageous anecdotes from her personal life, including how she stole Donald Trump's heart after jacking his limo, her steamy date with JFK Jr., and the wonders and pitfalls of going under the knife. In a fabulous fashion that only Janice can deliver, she tells all about her bumpy and unpredictable road to a healthy self–image and pulls back the curtain on the modeling industry, as well as her own life, proving why, as Janice explains: "Everything about me is fake . . . and I'm perfect."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060554705
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,009,923
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Dickinson is the world's first supermodel. She has appeared on the cover of every fashion magazine in the world and is the author of No Lifeguard on Duty and Everything About Me Is Fake . . . and I'm Perfect. A former judge on CW's smash hit America's Next Top Model, she lives in Beverly Hills, California, with her two children.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Perfliction 1
Part I Modeling 17
1. Going All the Way for Perfection 21
2. Starving for Beauty 33
3. Are All Models Lesbians? 45
4. War Stories from the Beauty Front Lines 49
5. The Good Old Days of Debauchery 63
6. Dealing with Backbiting Bitches (Even the Ones in Your Own Mind) 71
7. The Perfect Career Comeback 81
8. How I Feel About the Modeling World Now 93
Part II The Circle of (Social) Life 99
9. My Teenage Wasteland 101
10. Men, Age, and Perfection 115
11. My School of Discipline 123
12. Perfect Men Who Have Captured My Fancy (or Not) 141
13. Me and JFK Jr. 155
14. Not-So-Perfect Sex: Lust and Betrayal 161
15. Advanced Faking It for Men 171
Part III Looks and Beauty 175
16. The Perfect Body Image: Fat or Phat? 177
17. Toning Up Body and Mind--In a Hurry 181
18. Extreme Model Makeover (aka Janice Goes Under the Knife!) 189
19. In the Butt, Bob 197
20. Dressed to Maim 199
21. How I've Helped the Famous and Infamous Be More Perfect 203
22. The Best Beauty Tips Ever 209
23. Emotions in Motion 227
24. Compulsives Anonymous 235
25. The Perfect Ending 245
26. The Kind of Love That Makes My World Perfect 251
Index 257
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First Chapter

Everything About Me Is Fake . . . And I'm Perfect

Chapter One

Going All the Way for Perfection

How far will your average supermodel go to look fabulous before, during, and after the hot-hot days of a modeling career? Well, let's take a quick trek down Memory Lane to Perfection Junction because highlights like this -- well, they ain't pretty.

The Origins of Perfection

At age fourteen, naturally, I was no supermodel -- not just yet. But I wanted to be one, so badly that I practically slept with Vogue under my pillow. I guess I was hoping some beauty tips would invade my brain while I slept. Instead, I ended up with my first pair of fake boobs.

When I say I stuffed myself every day, I don't mean gorging on burgers and fries. I filled my training bra to the brim (or as far as those baby cups could go) with tons of good old-fashioned affordable Kleenex.

Now, remember, I grew up in Florida. That means 100-degree temps and 200 percent humidity -- so let's just say it wasn't exactly comfortable when all those tissues started getting moist and sticky. But I needed bigger boobs, and there was no way I was waiting around for Mother Nature's blessing -- much less for Victoria to reveal her secrets to me. At fourteen I couldn't really afford implants, so I did the next best thing and started reaching out to bathroom products. I never thought of it in my virginal state, but my slogan should have been Please don't squeeze the Charmin.

One night I took my toilet-paper-packing self to the high school basketball game. I remember feeling a little strange midway through the second half, a little ... lighter. Maybe skipping lunch is working! I thought.

Then, in a moment of horror, I looked down into the bleachers and saw a soggy, sweaty, melting ball of toilet paper on the floor below me. One of my counterfeit boobs had staged its own escape by leaping out of my bra and T-shirt. When I stood up to cheer the team on, I had one big tit and one nonexistent one, and there wasn't much I could do about it. In a million years I couldn't have endured that long, humiliating walk down the bleachers to hit the bathroom and wad myself up again.

Ever the clever girl, I thought of the next best thing to rectify the situation. When no one was looking, I carefully slipped off a Ped sock and, while everyone else was cheering for the Nova Titans, granted myself a new second boob. I was like the Bionic Woman: We can rebuild her! A few minutes later my clammy hands were raised in fists to cheer -- and my fake tits (both of them) were bouncing along for the ride.

That night, when my mother asked what I wanted for my next birthday, I surprised her. "Ten new pairs of Peds," I said. "But without the little pom-poms." No one had nipples that big.

Oh, the Horror

Okay, enough about my youth (for now, anyway). Let's pick things up in the backseat of a limo, circa 1980, after a Harper's Bazaar shoot for Gucci. I was making out with rocker Frank Zappa before we stepped out for dinner at the fabulous Russian Tea Room in New York City.

As the two of us strutted inside the place, all eyes were on my hot white jeans, which left little to the imagination. Somewhere between the antipasto and the second bottle of vino, I looked down and noticed something clammy between my legs -- something that had nothing to do with Frank. Perfect, hot, model-babe Janice had all of a sudden turned into just-got-her-period-all-over-her-Calvins Janice.

What to do?

Before Frank got a load of the problem and decided I needed a transfusion (yep, it was that bad), my brain went into overdrive. Suddenly my hand was spilling half a bottle of wine into my nether regions.

"Oh my God, Frank, you had me so hot I wasn't paying attention," I purred as $200 worth of booze soaked into my crotch. I could always get hold of another bottle of wine -- but at least this way I knew I wouldn't end up as the bleeding girl on one of his anthology albums!

Out of Africa, Into a Mess

I went to Africa once on a shoot for Playboy, and my body was crying out for a hunky native. Since the only one in sight had what looked like a large bone through his nostrils, I opted to focus on myself and my other need: relief for my dehydrated body. Hearing my cries for some spa activity, my handlers suggested I go roll around in a mud bath. All I could think was, Why not? Sounded like a cheaper, more rustic version of the $300 mud wrap they offer at any Ritz Carlton.

Well, it was a tad more Farmer in the Dell than I expected. In fact, it was a giant mud pit. Sure, it was sort of interesting to feel that cold, smooth clay go into places previously reserved for men I invited into my bedroom. The downside was, I couldn't get the mud out of those private spots, no matter how high I reached or how hard I tried.

Eventually I found myself in photographer Peter Beard's tub, which was actually a rusty tin can in the middle of this hog ranch where we were shooting. On the plus side, though, Peter's servants did bring pots brimming with hot, steamy water to get the mud out of ... well, I'll leave that to your imagination. At least I could finally claim I was earthy.

Everything About Me Is Fake . . . And I'm Perfect. Copyright © by Janice Dickinson. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    She's too sexy for herself!

    Pleeeez! I don't know how many times she had to remind the reader (and herself) that she was the worlds 'first supermodel'. Come on,...I know of at least five or six more that were/are more popular than she. This whole book was about how sick she is, how wonderful she is, and she makes nasty, tacky remarks about plus size models...like being normal or over weight is a bad thing! I promise you that most of the plus size models, feel better about themselves than this anorexic nut case! No Janice (a.k.a. 'Big Dog')...I am not over weight, and at 119 and 5'4' I am happy with myself...I actually eat food not paper for lunch! I want my money back!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2005

    If you buy it don't complain about it

    when you buy this book you know what you are getting yourself into. Janice talks about the highs and rock bottom lows in her life and her lows are disgustingly low. and someitmes her highs will make you feel sick. if you are interested in this book then you must know a little bit about janice and about how obnoxious she is well thats what the book is. despite all that she is a very very interesting person adn someone should do a study on her. i liked it but then again i like messed up people

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2004

    THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ

    Janice has a great sense of comic timing, and her stories ring true even to someone who is not a supermodel. Her chapter giving women advice on men is a classic that every woman should be made to memorize in junior high.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    SOO AWFUL

    This book made me feel sick and sorry for her. She jumped around like crazy and only talked about how obsessed she is with herself. This book was completely disorganized and I had a hard time understanding what her point for writing it was. She went on and on about eating absolutely nothing like it was a good thing. The way she wrote sounded just like the way she probably speaks. It was a tacky, tasteless, poorly written book with too much filth, and bad name dropping (I don't care that you dated 'Sly' be done with it already!) She should stick to modeling if she still can. Yikes, don't read this, and if you must, do it in Barnes but don't waste your money!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    LADIES, YOU GOTTA READ THIS ONE!

    This book was fabulous. Janice bares it all and does so in such a humorous way, that you will be feining to read more. Her stories are ones that we can all relate to and her words of wisdom are priceless.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    nasty

    I would never let my child order this book

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Trashy and a disappointment

    Even if yoi have nothing to do,not worth it.did not enjoy at all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    This book is the route to perfection lady's and Gentelmen.

    I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE. THIS BOOK IS THE ROUTE TO PERFECTION AND BEAUTY, JANICE HAS WRITTEN DOWN HER SECRETS TO ETERNAL YOUTH. LADY'S IF YOU HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEN WELL I RECCOMEND YOU TO GET YOUR CREDIT CARD AND BUY THIS BOOK. OR IF YOUR A PERSON WHO IS SEEKING PERFECTION LIKE ME, I SUGGEST YOU BUY THIS BOOK. I READ THIS BOOK IN 3 WEEKS AND ITS HELPED ME BECOME EVEN MORE PERFECT THEN WHAT I WAS. IF YOU LOVE FASHION,PLASTIC SURGERY,BEAUTY AND BOTOX WELL DONT THINK IT TWICE AND BUY IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2004

    horrible

    On and on and on she goes with the name dropping and the shoving down our throats of how wonderful she (thinks) she is...personally, i was embarrassed for her, reading this last grasp at fame by someone who (falsely) claims she was the first 'supermodel'...had she never heard of cheryl tiegs, christie brinkley or renee russo???...unless you love this woman as much as she loves bragging about herself, don't waste your time on this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2004

    A Great Summer/Beach Read

    Yes, she does remind us relentlessly that she was the world's first supermodel, but that's okay. I wasn't expecting Kafka, Tolstoy, Hemingway, you get my drift. The book was funny, tongue in cheek and most of all a great read for any young lady who dreams of becoming a model or fantasizes about it. The modeling world is not a pretty one and she gives it to you straight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    Great Read!!

    I read Janice's first book and loved it! It gave such a great look into the world of modeling, good and bad. Her second book does the same and offers up the other side of modeling that some people don't know or don't want to know. I think this is a great book for any woman who feels she can never live up to the 'perfect' image that she is constantly bombarded with on the cover of every magazine. Janice Dickinson ROCKS!!!

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