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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 20, 2016
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476749761
ISBN-10 1476749760
Dimensions 0 by 5 by 8 in.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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).

In the “funny, insightful” (Harper’s Bazaar) Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell 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 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 layers in something else: how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark. In her “light-hearted, cocktail-hour confession from someone who is…sober enough to recognize insanity for what it is” (The Washington Post), 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.” Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of high fashion: “Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in publishing, public relations, or design, or you’re just fascinated with what really goes on behind-the-scenes without the usual sugarcoating, we’d say this is required reading” (Fashionista.com).

Editions
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
 
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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).
With Ada Lawrence Plumer, Sharon M. Weinstein | 6th edition from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (November 1, 1996); titled "Plumer''s Principles & Practice of Intravenous Therapy"
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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