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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"Absorbing reading. Essential."--Library Journal

"A book stripping models bare has electrified fashion...Lurid stories of sex, drugs, rock and frocks."--International Herald Tribune

"Sprawling...energetic...Gross has obviously thought deeply about the machinations and meaning of the modeling business."--People

"Staggeringly well-researched...Hideously fascinating."--Cosmopolitan

"Rewarding...highly enjoyable, perhaps unprecedented. The definitive work of the Barbizon school."--New York Times Book Review

"Page-turning expos?."--Vogue

"Scandalous...the expos? of record of the modeling industry."--Entertainment Weekly

"Sensational...Reveals the steamy secrets of the superbabes...Delivers everything..."--The Daily News

"Already in our Amazon shopping basket, we highly recommend you pick-up this wildly interesting bestseller as well."--modelina.com

"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

"One long, scurrilously detailed dish. The first comprehensive history of modeling and a chewy read."--Harper's Bazaar

Rewarding highly enjoyable, perhaps unprecedented. The definitive work of the Barbizon school. --New York Times Book Review"

Absorbing reading. Essential. --Library Journal"

A book stripping models bare has electrified fashion Lurid stories of sex, drugs, rock and frocks. --International Herald Tribune"

Sensational Reveals the steamy secrets of the superbabes Delivers everything --The Daily News"

Staggeringly well researched Hideously fascinating. --Cosmopolitan"

Already in our Amazon shopping basket, we highly recommend you pick-up this wildly interesting bestseller as well. --modelina.com"

One long, scurrilously detailed dish. The first comprehensive history of modeling and a chewy read. --Harper's Bazaar"

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"

Page turning expos?. --Vogue"

Sprawling energetic Gross has obviously thought deeply about the machinations and meaning of the modeling business. --People"

Scandalous the expos? of record of the modeling industry. --Entertainment Weekly"

"Page-turning expose."--Vogue

"Scandalous...the expose of record of the modeling industry."--Entertainment Weekly

About 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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