Growing up Beautiful

Growing up Beautiful

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by Lori Jones
     
 

In the summer of 1986, three young American models are chosen to join a modeling agency in Europe's fashion capital of Milan. United as roommates by chance, Star, Joanne and Casey soon find their dreamed-of careers as models taking paths as different as their personalities. Star, who leaves behind a waitress job along with a handful of crumpled up dollar tips, sees… See more details below

Overview

In the summer of 1986, three young American models are chosen to join a modeling agency in Europe's fashion capital of Milan. United as roommates by chance, Star, Joanne and Casey soon find their dreamed-of careers as models taking paths as different as their personalities. Star, who leaves behind a waitress job along with a handful of crumpled up dollar tips, sees her beauty as a way to move to the top of Milan's social strata. Joanne, raised in a privileged lifestyle, is expected to continue an Ivy League education, which doesn't interest her as much as a young photographer she meets on a casting. Casey is a naive seventeen year old who is ready for adventure, even the dangerous kind. Together, these three learn the funny, unexpected and sometimes ugly truth about growing up beautiful.

Editorial Reviews

Chick Lit is not Dead - Lisa reviewer
This juicy glimpse into the inside world of modeling is a page-turner. (Jones own sixteen year modeling career definitely lends authenticity to the novel.) And it's told from the alternating POV's of three models (you know we're suckers for a multiple narrative!) In a word, you will LOVE.
The Chick Lit Bee - Shannon reviewer
Growing up Beautiful showcases the story behind the glitz and glamour of the world of modeling. This debut novel by Lori Jones features the raw, hard truth of what happens off the runway and off the pages of the glossy magazines, like only a true insider could tell.
Amazon - Shannon B.
I enjoyed this story of three young women who travel to Milan with dreams of making it as models. Each girl has a very different experience with the dangers that can face young models: predatory men, competitive women and being on their own in a foreign country. The stories are told from the viewpoint of these three women as they navigate the modeling world finding friendship, betrayal and even love. I couldn't put it down!
Amazon - Eleanor L.
This book is a page turner! I have not been able to put it down since I began reading it! The women in this story are complex and fascinating. The author has expertly woven their stories to where you want to learn more about them, and a world that few of us will ever inhabit! The author also demonstrates the pitfalls of the modeling scene and that beauty does indeed come with a price! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants an inside look into the world of beauty, modeling and the price

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013783591
Publisher:
Lori Jones
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
315
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Lori Jones had a sixteen-year modeling career from 1981 through 1997 that included runway, print for magazines & catalogs, TV commercials, and an album cover for Kool and the Gang's, Ladies' Night.

Jones flew to Milan in 1982 and ended up living and modeling in Italy, Germany and Spain over the next five and a half years. Always interested in writing, she kept journals of her extensive travels throughout Europe and North Africa that included notes on people she met along the way.

Her debut novel, Growing Up Beautiful, offers a peek of what went on in that foreign world of fashion in the 1980's after the cameras were set aside.

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