It was great to hear the story narrated by Carré herself and within the story she doesnt seem to hold back on revealing some of the more uncomfortable/ less than glamorous expereiences.
Don't want to give away too much, but can say that it was quite entertaining getting a glimpse of characters like Linda Evangelista. There were also lots of uncomfortable moments when I found myself shuddering, feeling upset and thinking: "How could that happen?" This book really does well as conveying some quite distressing incidents with lots of detail which other authors may have shyed away from.
Although a well directed performance it did feel like it was genuine and loaded with emotion. I've listened to autobiographies where the author has chosen somebody else to narrate as some parts are too uncomfortable, so it was admirable that she lent her voice to what at times were quite difficult subjects to listen to.
It was also quite sweet when she did different accents- some more successfully than others, but it was enderaring nevertheless.
fashion industry exposé meets inspiring story of empowerment.
I think the influence of the co-author of the book feels very strong in the sometimes flowery style which makes the book quite a bit of a tome. It's enjoyable but sometimes a bit indulgent. Also, yes, there are bits when you might be tempted to skip some of the exploration of Carré's spiritual journey and get to the juicy bits, but as somebody who has some experience of co-dependency and volatile partners (thankfully nowhere as intense as Carré's) it was quite interesting and useful to hear how she eventually healed herself both mentally and physically as well as her approach to fertility.
On another note: as somebody who has prematurely retired from the fashion and beauty industry a lot of things rang true and it's confirmed that I made the right decision to step away from what can be amazing and glamorous and lots of fun but can be quite a negative infuence on very vulnerable and young girls .
I wanted to really love this book, but the focus on sports related examples at the beginning just made me completely detatch. I haven't got a clue about basketball and so my attention span drifted and don't think i'll be returning to it. Shame as thought it would be just my kind of thing.
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