Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

by Carre Otis, Hugo Schwyzer
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Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir by Carre Otis, Hugo Schwyzer

Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062024466
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 846,442
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

As a supermodel, Carré Otis has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan, and has worked with many of the world's greatest fashion photographers. She has appeared on nationally televised programs, offering her unique insight into the business of beauty and the high price it demands. Carré lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

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Beauty, Disrupted 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DrCA More than 1 year ago
This was a very depressing book, but I have high hopes for Carre Otis's recovery. She seems to be a strong woman with a spirit that can survive any trauma. She is very open and honest about her troubled life.
ChihuahuaMommy More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most enthralling and riveting stories I have ever read. I couldn't put the book down. I literally read the whole book in less than a day. I loved how honest and open Carré was about her life. I am not a person that follows celebrities. I don't read tabloids or watch shows of that nature on the TV. However, for some reason I felt drawn to read this book. I now know why. I have also been through many of the traumas that Carré talks about in her book. I modeled for a while when I was younger (no where near the same status). I've endured molestation as a child, rape as a teenager, a horribly abusive relationship and have somehow come out the other side healed, extremely happy and in a very loving relationship/marriage. Carré’s life story is more common than most would think or want to acknowledge. We as humans tend to brush the "bad" under the rug and pretend that it doesn't happen. But it does and it shatters many lives. Hopefully, this book will reach those who truly need it as her messages about body image and self love are very strong. There is life after abuse (whether self inflicted or inflicted by others). You can find your inner strength, forgive, heal and have a happy and healthy life. I absolutely LOVED this book. A must read for sure! :-)
dreamangelxo More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book, I had no idea who Carre was (I'm only 22).  I hesitated buying this book because I could really care less about celebrities, but something told me that I should get this book, and I'm glad I did. I thought that Carre told her story with such raw honesty and the book was very captivating. As someone else already stated in their review, the horrible things that happened to Carre are more common than people like to think. Carre addresses these issues and talks about the need for change. She has come out on the other side as a very strong woman who has found healing. Towards the end of the book I found myself tearing up because of some of the revelations she brings. I was in an emotionally abusive relationship, have suffered from sexual assault and abuse, and have also suffered from and eating disorder, all for several years.  Reading about how much Carre's life has changed gives me so much hope to continue on my healing journey.  I truly recommend it to anyone who has a similar story to Carre's. With all of that being said, I'm giving the story only 4 stars because I really wished that Carre had addressed the eating disorder part a bit more. She claims to have suffered for ten years, but she didn't mention it until the last section of the book. I know first-hand that an eating disorder affects your every day life, whether you acknowledge it at the time or not. I really wish she would have addressed her struggle with that a bit more and her time in therapy.  I do understand though that recollecting every single memory can be hard, especially in that state of mind because it becomes hard to remember things. I also found it a little annoying how Carre claimed to love every single person she dated, even if they only dated for a month. I think maybe Carre's spirituality plays a part in this; maybe her belief is that everyone can love each other. But that part doesn't really affect my review, it's more of just a personal opinion.
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tessofMichigan More than 1 year ago
This was a truly poignant memoir and Carre grew up in my day. For me this was a very interesting and well-written account of her life which was by no means run-of-the-mill. Congratulations to Carre for reformulating her life for a truly heathy and happy one. I loved her book and I love memoir!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!! Could not put it down!
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katherine gordon More than 1 year ago
Book cover appears in library but the actual book is one about Great Aunties with a pink cover.