Beauty, Disrupted

Beauty, Disrupted : A Memoir

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Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carre 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 Carredetails 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 220 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • It Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 16 Page Colour Insert
  • 0062024469
  • 9780062024466
  • 396,441

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Teen runaway, supermodel, and actress Carre Otis found herself in the public eye from a very tender age. By the time she was twenty, millions of people had already gazed at provocative images of her in magazine and billboard ads from Guess and Calvin Klein, on the pages of Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and on posters for the controversial film Wild Orchid, with her soon-to-be husband Mickey Rourke. Their troubled marriage was widely reported in the media, as were Carre's struggles with drugs and a particularly brutal eating disorder. But simply because we've seen someone naked on the page or exposed on the screen or in the tabloids doesn't mean we know who that person really is.

In Beauty, Disrupted, Carre Otis confronts her complex past fearlessly and with unrelenting candor. The result is a narrative of success, despair, and ultimate triumph over sexual exploitation and our cultural obsession with appearance--a narrative of beauty disrupted, reclaimed, and made more radiant through self-acceptance, inner peace, and the love of family.
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About Hugo Schwyzer

As a supermodel, Carre 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. Carre lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
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