Model : The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women

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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 facade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 28mm | 621.42g
  • It Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0062067907
  • 9780062067906
  • 378,007

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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. --Newsweek"
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"Rewarding...highly enjoyable, perhaps unprecedented. The definitive work of the Barbizon school." New York Times Book Review
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390 ratings
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4 25% (99)
3 37% (146)
2 15% (58)
1 3% (11)
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