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Every year, hundreds of the most beautiful people in the world come to New York to become models. At age fourteen, Cheryl Diamond was one of them. Living on her own in a run-down apartment, Cheryl spent her days on go-sees, runways, and shoots, surviving hand-to-mouth, while taking in everything she could about the tough and sleazy modeling industry. She watched other girls make mistakes, and swore she wouldn't be a victim...until a career-altering event changed her life and nearly ruined her shot at her dream. This is the riveting, true account of Cheryland#8217;s triumphant rise, disastrous fall, and phoenix-like comeback in one of the hottest and most demanding industries in the world.

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"Imagine Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl writing a memoir — it would approximate Diamond's voice. Diamond, a blonde who began a modeling career in New York City at age 14, comes off as catty and haughty as she tells what she bills as a harrowing story of her modeling rise, fall and subsequent comeback — 'like a phoenix from the ashes.' Given the popularity of shows like America's Next Top Model, her memoir is likely to have a built-in audience, but her writing can be crass (for example, she repeatedly mocks people's foreign accents) and her endless sarcasm grows annoying. The author presumes that such things as putting her tongue in a drink and then feeling 'smug with the knowledge' that the woman who drains it has her 'cooties' is funny. Readers primed to expect tragedy may find the 'career-altering event' that 'nearly ruins' Diamond almost laughable: unscrupulous stylists dye her long hair and give her a terrible cut, too. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Told in Cheryl Diamond's own words, this is a riveting, true account of one girl's triumphant rise, disastrous fall, and phoenix-like comeback in one of the hottest and most demanding industries in the world.Simon Pulse

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Cheryl Diamond is a high-fashion model in New York. She has walked in NYC Fashion Week and has modeled for L'Oréal, Clairol, and Armani. She is twenty years old.

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marjolein, July 1, 2008 (view all comments by marjolein)


The modeling industry in New York is an issue that is frequently used in ya fiction.( The interns; Fashionistas, The Violet series by Melissa Walker, for example) But not many times, a real model writes a book about how it really is.
The author of the book Model, a memoir is Cheryl Diamond. When she was 14, she came to New York to become a model. In the book she describes with a good sense of humour the modeling world from inside. You read about how people in the modeling industry treat models, and that it is definately not a glamorous world. And Models is also a story about persistence and surviving in the urban jungle of New York.
It thought it was a good and interesting book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416959045
Author:
Diamond, Cheryl
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
General
Subject:
Models (persons)
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Models (Persons) -- United States.
Subject:
Diamond, Cheryl
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; 8-pg f-c photo insert
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 368 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416959045 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Imagine Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl writing a memoir — it would approximate Diamond's voice. Diamond, a blonde who began a modeling career in New York City at age 14, comes off as catty and haughty as she tells what she bills as a harrowing story of her modeling rise, fall and subsequent comeback — 'like a phoenix from the ashes.' Given the popularity of shows like America's Next Top Model, her memoir is likely to have a built-in audience, but her writing can be crass (for example, she repeatedly mocks people's foreign accents) and her endless sarcasm grows annoying. The author presumes that such things as putting her tongue in a drink and then feeling 'smug with the knowledge' that the woman who drains it has her 'cooties' is funny. Readers primed to expect tragedy may find the 'career-altering event' that 'nearly ruins' Diamond almost laughable: unscrupulous stylists dye her long hair and give her a terrible cut, too. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Told in Cheryl Diamond's own words, this is a riveting, true account of one girl's triumphant rise, disastrous fall, and phoenix-like comeback in one of the hottest and most demanding industries in the world.Simon Pulse
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