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This review is from: It (Hardcover)
Oh dear oh dear, what a mess. This dull ramble through the utterly banal has damaged Chung's reputation and only provided amusement for those who are laughing in pity at her - because Chung has made the mistake of assuming that because people are interested in the way she looks they'll be interested in anything she puts on paper. The idea seems to have been that she is so fascinatingly special that she needn't go to all the trouble of actually 'writing' a 'book' but could just scribble on a few bits of paper and that's would sell anyway. It's not just that it's bad, if she had honestly tried and failed I could have sympathised with that, the problem is that she didn't feel she needed to bother. Alexa Chung has been to great places and met some interesting people but seems to have been looking in the mirror the whole time.
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2013 00:28:17 BDT
Sophie Winsome says:
In all transparency, I reviewed this book here on Amazon already and gave it one star. I was truly disappointed in 'IT'. Since reviewing 'IT', I read somewhere a quote from Alexa herself that I feel sums up her whole 'writing' process. It may explain why it's such a light read. Her time is very precious and she works very hard turning up to things and modelling and DJing etc. but a lot of what she put forward for the book was emailed in creative spurts to her editor in the publishing house as pat of the process. I've read other quotes from my favourite writers where they agonise over a single paragraph for days. Writing is a gift that writers are usually born with and they hone that gift. Thankfully the writers I love the most don't look anything like models. i love them for their cleverness not their looks.
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