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Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date September 1, 2015
Pages 231
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476749754
ISBN-10 1476749752
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Hilarious, insightful and smart. A must-read for anyone who wears clothes.” —Chelsea Handler

*US Weekly, “Riveting Reads for Labor Day”*
*Bustle, “2015 Books Every Funny Woman Should Read” and “September 2015’s Best Books”*
*Refinery29 “Fall’s Most Highly Anticipated Nonfiction Reads”*
*theSkimm, “Skimm Reads”*
*Popsugar, “Motivational Books You Should Read this Fall”*
*AM NY, “New Books for New Yorkers to Read This Fall”*


The Lowdown on High Fashion

Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell knows what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry.

In Tales from the Back Row, Amy—funny and fearless—takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (September 1, 2015); titled "Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry"
9781476749754 | details & prices | 231 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $25.00
About: "Hilarious, insightful and smart.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780397553112 Book cover for 9781476749761
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (September 20, 2016); titled "Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry"
9781476749761 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $16.00
About: A keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry, Amy Odell’s Tales from the Back Row offers “a backstage pass to the intimidating, backbiting industry” (US Weekly).
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9780397553112 | details & prices | 663 pages | 7.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $36.95
This edition also contains Plumer''s Principles & Practice of Intravenous Therapy
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