Book Reviews of No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel

No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel
No Lifeguard on Duty The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel
Author: Janice Dickinson
ISBN-13: 9780060566173
ISBN-10: 0060566175
Publication Date: 10/1/2003
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: ReganBooks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Fun, trashy read from a woman who says what's on her mind. Janice is a riot.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love biographies and memoirs so I enjoyed this book. How glamorous the model world must be we think. But things are not always what they seem, even when it comes to the young life of the world's first supermodel. What Janice endured as a child and the woes of reaching the top of her career were eye-opening. Very interesting read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Janice Dickinson is funny. I like reading about her life, it's crazy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book, what a courageous and gutsy woman!
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Helpful Score: 1
It was basically as good as you'd expect a self-claimed supermodel's book to be; you can't be a jack of all trades, can you?

Nevertheless, I thought it was an interesting read. It deals with all of her troubels in her life -- alcoholism and drug addictions, promiscuity, her damaged childhood.

I must admit, however, that I found grammatical errors to be rampant; it kind of bugged me that not a lot of "work" was put into the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was even better than her other books. What a life she led and still came out ok!
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Helpful Score: 1
a better book than i expected. very interesting and inspiring! never ever give up on a dream. always be on time. always, always believe in yourself
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Helpful Score: 1
Glad i read it, as it was entertaining, Janice sure had some fun. I hope her kids never pick this book up, I think they'd be pretty shocked. She drops a lot of names, takes a lot of drugs and drinks like a fish. I hope she truly has found some happiness and peace in her life. It was not the best book ever, but it was not the worst one either. something to pass the time on a long plane flight with nothing else to do!
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It was good, raw...you felt sincerely sad for all she went through.
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I read this out of curiosity. I was hoping to understand why she is the way she is. Janice holds little back. She starts the book off when she was young and endured sexual abuse from her father. She hates him and has no trouble telling everyone about it. Don't blame her. She talks about how she got started modeling. A lot of name dropping is done and talks about her relationships. It was worth the read and I know understand her a little better. Still not a fan.
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This book is quite a page turner! It is an interesting look at her dysfunctional childhood, the model heydey of the 70s and 80s and her life beyond. She is a perfectly imperfect person and makes no bones about it. She is quite a good writer, topic and style easily keep your interest!
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I really enjoyed the brutal honesty of Janice Dickinson, more than I thought I would. She's very candid and the story of her rise to becomming the first "supermodel" was very entertaining.
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This woman is not a saint! The language and content of this book...well let me say you cannot let the kids get their hands/eyes on it.
Amazing story even if a quarter true!! very interesting reading for the summer
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Filled with sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Janice Dickinson's first memoir is a no-holds barred look at life as America's first supermodel, as she so aptly bills herself.

The book is easy and light enough as a beach read, although it touches on many sad aspects of her life-her troubled relationship with her father, and the problematic relationships it causes with finding a mate in life. Coupled with meaningless binges in drugs of all kinds and plenty of alcohol, and you have the life of a woman who has lived too much, too fast.

That being said, there is something of a happy ending. She has a family, and is able to realize her worth for being something other than a supermodel.

I personally preferred to read about her early years in Florida as a nobody dreaming of making it big, than I did hearing about her random sexcapades with big named stars, or comments about other models and their thighs/lack of beauty.

Janice may be difficult and demanding, and that does show in her book. However, she also came across as real too, and for that I applaud her.

I'd read it again for a light read, to balance out any difficult or heavy books I was currently reading.
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Honest, rude, crazy memoir, but I still think Janice is funny. She is a character all in her own right. It was a fun romp to dive into her hazy, half-lucid memories of her time as a young supermodel.
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Of course there's pictures, do you think there wouldn't be?