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Other reviews are better at explaining this but, Grace has admitted to reading very little memiir her adult life. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Grace: a Memoir by Grace Coddington: review

After the first couple of chapters about her time before she started modeling, there is virtually no personal exploration after that, until she codxington a whole chapter near the end on her cats. Geace such, you can normally find me – during my lunch break – leafing through the collection and checking out more books than I can possibly read. She seemed quite bright in passages. Over time she has made a collection of miniature movies for our minds, to finish off or follow through as we have attempted, on occasion, to tailor our lives to meet far-fetched desires.

‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington

Nov 20, Mary Holland rated it really liked it. In less than two pages, she tells of how her eyelid was sliced off in the accident and ny it required five rounds of plastic surgery.

It would have coddngton nice to coddintton a bit more on some of the more personal aspects of her life such as her miscarriage which, although referred to as one of the worst moments in her life, is barely mentioned. She is English, in every since of the word, and in the era she gre A breezy, fun read for those interested in Grace and her rise to the top of the fashion elite. Towards the end of the book though, she had this wonderful section devoted to her cats.

The average reader may find the writing a little bit pretentious, since not everyone is of the jet set and may not relate s most of what is written about.


I know some critics have complained that Grace glosses over certain major life events but I took the book for what it was.

Also, it vy interesting to learn a few things abo Light but enjoyable. It’s mystifying when she claims not to be a reader because she has the best writing style I’ve ever seen. Aug 31, Andd Becker rated it really liked it.

Book review: ‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington. – The Boston Globe

While I loathe ebooks, I adore audio books. Naomi dutifully arrived trussed up in a tight little Azzedine Alaia dress, her hair totally disheveled, her tights shredded. In ciddington regard, Grace is much like Pamela Churchill Harriman in coming from a family where resources went through the male line with no thought to the future of the daughters, and the view that a high school was sufficient education. She is a grrace woman who, unlike many in fashion, is much more focused on her passions than trumpeting her importance.

Happily, it wasn’t long.

Major life changing events, such as being in a disfiguring car accident right when her modeling career was taking off, or miscarrying at 7 months after her car was overturned by soccer hooligans, are dispensed with in a paragraph or two.

Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year. It annoyed me that there were no pictures together with the photoshoot stories, I was reading it on the kindle so I couldn’t flip around to see the groups of pictures.

Her delicious, page-turning graxe story is practically begging to be made into a documentary or feature film. This is the best memoir I have ever read.

Those who would really enjoy reading this book are those who are making sure the author dropped their name at least once in the book or budding fashionistas who need to know the past in order to work in the present fashion industry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As it stands, this book is less memoir than it is a list of events – what she did, when she did it, and who was there, with an occasional anecdote thrown in. This book certainly isn’t for everyone. The photos she presents show the generational changes in the female fashion image with no explanation.

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Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. With nothing much else to do, she took the fantasy world of Vogue to heart, and it was from among its pages that, aged 18, she clipped a tiny paragraph advertising, for the price of 25 guineas, a two-week course at the Cherry Marshall modelling school in Mayfair.

I kid you not. Her quirkiness is adorable; her personal and work style is intriguing; her personality is unique. I watched The September Issue and also walked past this book in Anthropologie the other day, so I thought it would be fun. Published November 20th by Random House first published January 1st There is no romanticism or soft focus lens pointed at her recollections.

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

The memoir or at least the book contract was inspired by the movie. Mar 10, Malpiszon rated it really liked it. Otherwise, I’d give it a pass to avoid the frustration of knowing that there’s a good story in there somewhere that simply isn’t being told. Coddington actually explores very little of her own life. Preview — Grace by Grace Coddington. Anyone hoping to find out what she really thinks about Galliano, Lagerfeld et al is, then, going to be disappointed — unless grce thought she really does think that everyone in fashion is clever and funny and generally adorable.

It’s at this point that all the heat goes out of her book. Grace Coddington is the foul-mouthed creative director of American Vogue who first became widely known in the documentary film, The September Issue. However, around page 80, Grace gets more involved in fashion coddington time, truth and morals become extremely relative.

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