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No Lifeguard on Duty (icon!t) [Kindle Edition]

Janice Dickinson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Now in trade paperback for the first time, No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone; from a dizzying drug and alcohol habit to three failed marriages; from cavorting around the globe to struggling to make it in Los Angeles as a working mom on America’s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Janice tells all.

About the Author

Janice Dickinson was one of the highest-paid and most in-demand cover models of the 1970s and 1980s. She appeared on the cover of nearly every major fashion magazine in the U.S. and internationally.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1044 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060566175
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00134XET6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,637 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read! 17 Jan 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I took this book with me on a holiday abroad. It was a magical read - I had to stop myself from reading the whole book in one go. I wanted to savour it, day after day.

The supermodels, the drugs, the sex, the celebrities, the 70s and the 80s - it's all there.

Well-written, gripping and emotional.
Janice is an amazing woman.
Highly recommended!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gloriously Fast Past 9 Mar 2005
By Ella
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Janice Dickinson's autobiography is a candid look at the bitchy, high-octane world of high fashion. Starting with her blue-collar upbringing in Florida, growing up with an sexually abusive father & a damaged mother, Janice's life story is certainly worthy book-material. From her unhappy childhood to her tedious beginnings in the modelling world in Manhattan, her life was an uphill struggle. Soon catching the wave of change, breaking the mould with her dark-looks and boyish figure, Janice was never going to be your typical All-American girl next door. And her story is definately more exciting than anything the girl next door could tell you anyway.
Dickinson's story moves at lightening speed, from boyfriend to boyfriend, designer to designer. Sometimes it's hard to keep track, which I suppose is perfectly apt - as this writing style mimics the very speed and pace that her career and life travelled at at that time. From the glamourous foreign locations to the heady excess of Studio 54, Janice paints a fantasty world of almost ludicrous proportions. Except that it's not a fantasy world at all - it all happened, and Janice recalls each event with glorious detail and candour. Her honesty and confidence is very refreshing, making such a nice change from the usual sychophantic memiors that fill the shelves.
My only complaint is with the last section of the book, covering the 1990s. Janice is very vague and seems to completetly rush throught these years, with major marriages and realtionships over and done with in a matter of pages. But hey, who really cares about those years anyway? We all what to read about Janice in her prime, in the 70s and 80s, when cocaine and platform shoes were practically a legal requirement.
Some may find Dickinson too much to take (she is a tad irritating at times), but I can forgive her for it, because she makes up for it with her brutal honesty and humour.
A must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Janice 20 May 2013
By Julia
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Read, reread and reread again this book. I love autobiographies because I am nosy and Janice's life is fascinating and gives a good insight into why she is the total nutcase she is now (even though I love her). Lots of great pictures too and great juicy celebrity stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full speed from page one!! 21 Sep 2011
By Dyane
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My wife's review:

I have just finished this book and loved it. From page one the story starts and doesn't let up until the final page. She is very open and honest about her wild hedonistic lifestyle, and to be honest she is lucky that she didn't kill herself with the amount of drink and drugs she consumed on a daily basis. She didn't have a very good start in life - with parents like her's the odds are definitely stacked against you - however one thing she did seem to have and that was a good sense of trying to do the right thing by her children.

For fans of Janice you will love this open, honest and frank account of her life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Janice dickinson book 23 Aug 2011
By icaro
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Very good book!
Janice was not scared to tell us all the sh.!!! she went through in her interting life.
She went to hell and back several times. The difference between Janice and Gia is that the first never had it easy from the begining. I will not spoil the book... Read it now!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly honest... 27 Jun 2011
By Freya
Format:Mass Market Paperback
3 failed marriages, two abortions, an abusive father, drug addiction and self loathing. Not in the slightest what I had expected from this book, she is appluadingly honest, witty and suprisingly human. If you want an education on who is who in the fashion industry, buy this book and google every name mentioned. Will definitely be buying another of Janice Dickinson's books.
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