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Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women
     

Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women

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by Michael Gross
 

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The definitive story of the international modeling business—and its evil twin, legalized flesh peddling—Model is a tale of beautiful women empowered and subjugated; of vast sums of money; of sex and drugs, obsession and tragic death; and of the most unholy combination in commerce: stunning young women and rich, lascivious men.

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The definitive story of the international modeling business—and its evil twin, legalized flesh peddling—Model is a tale of beautiful women empowered and subjugated; of vast sums of money; of sex and drugs, obsession and tragic death; and of the most unholy combination in commerce: stunning young women and rich, lascivious men.

Investigative journalist Michael Gross takes us into the private studios and hidden villas where models play and are preyed upon, and tears down modeling’s carefully constructed façade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade.

Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
“Modeling is a dirty business—and we can’t get enough of it…The book…names names and dishes dirt, on-the-record kiss–and–tell.”
New York Times Book Review
“Rewarding…highly enjoyable, perhaps unprecedented. The definitive work of the Barbizon school.”
Cosmopolitan
“Staggeringly well–researched…Hideously fascinating.”
International Herald Tribune
“A book stripping models bare has electrified fashion…Lurid stories of sex, drugs, rock and frocks.”
The Daily News
“Sensational…Reveals the steamy secrets of the superbabes…Delivers everything…”
Vogue
“Page–turning exposé.”
Harper's Bazaar
“One long, scurrilously detailed dish. The first comprehensive history of modeling and a chewy read.”
Entertainment Weekly
“Scandalous…the exposé of record of the modeling industry.”
modelina.com
“Already in our Amazon shopping basket, we highly recommend you pick-up this wildly interesting bestseller as well.”
People
“Sprawling…energetic…Gross has obviously thought deeply about the machinations and meaning of the modeling business.”
People Magazine
"Sprawling…energetic…Gross has obviously thought deeply about the machinations and meaning of the modeling business."
American Photo Magazine
A sweeping account of Balzacian proportions: part exposé, part tragicomedy. Packed with once-whispered anecdotes that have fed the fashion world gossip mill for years, Model has industry insiders quaking in their Manolo Blahniks.
The Detroit News
A dishy, no-punches-pulled look at the seamy underbelly of modeling's glossy surface. But where tabloid journalism would stop at such facts, Gross uses them as a starting point for a weightier analysis. He reveals the inner workings....A veritable encyclopedia of modeling that serves as a cautionary guidebook for any parent whose child is interested in becoming the next Naomi Campbell.
Library Journal
Gross, a writer for Esquire, attempts to blow the whistle on the orgy of greed and flesh that is the modeling industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062067906
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
886,621
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

Lauren Hutton
I read it in three days and then I got very sick. Girls and their mothers and fathers and anyone who wants to go into modeling should read this. It's a history but it's also a guidebook to the pitfalls. It's very important.

Meet the Author

Michael Gross is the author of Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles as well as Rogues’ Gallery, 740 Park, Genuine Authentic, and Model. A contributing editor to Travel + Leisure and columnist for Crain’s New York Business, he has been a columnist for the New York Times, New York, and GQ, and a contributor to Vanity Fair, Esquire, Gawker, The Huffington Post, and other publications around the world.

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Model 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample copy was all messed up and kept starting the book over agian (on a nook simple touch) there were only about 70 pages in the 324 that werent repeating what you just read. But what i did read i found very engrosing and...well great, it was like a history book of fashion! Even though it was quite annoying to deal with the format/editing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im pretty sure that its written by a man. Not a lady.