2024 Reading Challenge

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

REVIEW for Size Zero by VIctoire Dauxerre

TITLE:        Size Zero

AUTHOR:   Victoire Dauxerre

GENRE:      Memoir


I have mixed opinions about this book, but ultimately I rated it a 4 stars because I enjoyed the read immensely. Victoire writes her memoir - her life as a model and focuses most of her book on the world of modelling -vs- food (or lack of it). This was a very honest book, with a direct correlation between what the world wants to see in women and what the reality truly is.

As much as Victoire wants (and becomes) a "it" model, she ends up reducing the amount of food she eats more and more, while the world of modelling never questions why she fits in a size 0, or rather why they don't care that she does.

Victoire does a good job of describing her anorexia like behavior, intertwined with periods of binge eating and then purging through laxatives. What she does not describe all that well are the feelings she experiences. Other than boredom and anger - there never seems to be anything in between.

 Also, Victoire comes across as very immature in many instances, while being beyond her years in others. I wonder how her parents could let her go to NYC, with a man they barely know, so perhaps there are parts of the story that are missing.

Also, Victoire was in the business for a very short amount of time. I do like that she gives us a glimpse of the world of modelling, but it is very limited.

Some good and some not so good in this book. Still, very entertaining, if hard to read because of the subject matter.

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