In only the candid, cocky, no holds barred way Janice can she reveals her own personal struggles. Yes, of course, (it's Janice Dickinson) she does take every opportunity to brag about herself too!
Janice starts by telling how she was an awkward teenager and how she clawed her way to supermodeldom. Janice is very frank about how even as she was gracing the covers of "Cosmo" and "Vogue" she was still full of self-doubt. She fought that self-doubt by having plastic surgery, doing drugs and having sorrid affairs. She further tells how the image the industry sells to the average woman is totally unattainable. Unless, of course you're willing to starve yourself and undergo plastic surgery. Even then she tells how many of the photo's of even supermodels are airbrushed. She also says many times that cosmetic surgery isn't an option that everyone should persue and it seems at times she discourages it, even tho she's doing it left and right. Her reasoning from the book is that she is an extreme person, who overdoes everything in her quest for perfection.
Janice also throws in some juicy personal anecdotes about her personal life. Sometimes she gives a little too much information! Among her tales are Mick Jagger, JFK Jr., Donald Trump, Jerry Hall, Sly Stallone and many more. Another plus included throughout the book, are several pages of photos from Janice's career and her personal life.
Also, she tells her readers of yoga tips, beauty tips, fitness tips and nutritional advice. She offers the reader lots of straight advice on how to feel and look their best on their own terms. I liked the tips on skin care using household items in everyone's pantry. I've tried them and they certainly work.
The latter chapters of the book are Janice's best. In these she shows her softer side. She writes like she knows she shouldn't be so obsessed with tring to find perfection with surgery, but she says she will continue. Still, she says to other women- don't be so hard on yourselves, that true happiness comes from within.
Overall, this is a fun, fast and at times insightful read from an over-the-top lady, who isn't afraid to let it all out. Tho, as other readers stated she does overdo the four letter words, her sexual life info, and she does contradict herself by being so hard on herself and other women as well. Tho, if you like Janice- the good, the bad & the ugly- you'll probably enjoy this book.
This book, the first half for that is all I read, truly disgusted me. I am not a prude by any means, but I do find, in my older/wiser years, that what may have tittilated me in my teens, bores or disgusts me now. That said, even if I loved this kind of 'tell all, and I mean all', I would not have found one redeeming quality in this book. Nothing.
This book is nothing but little little essays of what sluts males and females in this modeling business are (says she). How they snort, and starve, wheedle and back-stab, sleep with best friend's husbands/boyfriends, etc. And Janice is the Queen of all of this. Did she not ever once consider that her children are going to read this, worse, that their friends will. It is obvious already, that the parents have all read the first book. Oh, the first few pages I was page-turning with interest, or more, expectation. Then I started skimming, then skipping, and then I said, whoa, why am I wasting my time with this stinky crap when a mountain of fine books awaits me?
In fairness, her first book, No Lifeguard on Duty, was a page-turner. It was actually funny or sad at times, interesting, and disgusting at times because she truly has no shame, but at least it told a story. Her addictions and how she conquered them and who helped her. She is a huge name- and penis-dropper. My god, Liam Neeson may not mind that the whole world now knows it breaks records for the size of his appendage, but how the heck do his wife and kids feel about the world knowing it? She does a job on Sly Stallone and Mick Jagger, too. Hardly as complimentary.
Hated it. It's like trying to read a transcript of someone on cocaine telling stories. She'll start one story and it will be totally unrelated to the topic she originally told you it would be about. Frequently, halfway through the story she'll get distracted and go on and on about several, totally unrelated things. Her grammar and vocabulary are similarly atrocious. Did anyone even edit this thing? Can we get a ghost writer in here, please?
I read two chapters, which were short anecdotes jammed together with no coherent thread or pattern (other than ego, resentment and self aggrandizement) and I threw it in the thrift store bin. Complete waste of my time.
i love janice. no one is more outspoken on many of the topics she shares. and i have to laugh at the person who is offended by her- this is janice fu**ing dickinson- what did you expect??? proper lady she is not. powerful woman she is...
Not as good as her first book. An easy read for a day at the beach or by the pool.