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Beautiful People Paperback – 1 May 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (1 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007269544
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007269549
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,513,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Simon Doonan’s life is a tawdry and hilarious romp.’ Rupert Everett.

‘When I read this book I laughed and cried. For anyone who grew up in the fifties and sixties it feels like all our lives.’ Jon Plowman, Executive Producer, The Office, Ab Fab, Little Britain.

‘At last: a childhood memoir that’s about coming to terms with fabulousness rather than incest or binge drinking. Who knew that Simon could write about growing up in a corner of England with as much wit, charm, and dead-on smarts as he brings to his chronicles of the luxe life in Manhattan?’ Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair.

‘Beautiful People is wickedly funny. Simon Doonan has an ear and an eye for sublimely bizarre details that will make readers laugh out loud.’ Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and The City.

‘Simon is a male Lucille Ball.’ Donna Karen.

‘Did you ever look at someone and wonder how they got the way they are? 'Beautiful People totally answers the question in Doonan's case. Read it - and weep! His tale of clawing his way out of the suburban suffocation of Reading to the manicured marvels of Manhattan is hilarious.’
Hilary Alexander, The Daily Telegraph

“Beautiful People is the very best kind of memoir: a cheer memoir” - Susie Boyt, Financial Times.

About the Author

Simon Doonan was born in Reading in 1952, before emigrating to America in the 1970's. Simon is a style commentator with over 30 years experience in the world of fashion. He is a regular guest on Vh1, America's Next Top Model Full Frontal Fashion and Sirius Satellite Radio. As Creative Director of Barneys New York, he is responsible for all aspects of Barneys' image. He is best known for his controversial window displays, which have been a trademark of Barneys since 1985, and for his provocative "Simon Says" column in the New York Observer. He is a contributor to Harper's Bazaar and the author of Confessions of a Window Dresser and Wacky Chicks. Wacky Chicks reached number 9 on the LA Times best sellers list. He lives in New York City with his partner, designer Jonathan Adler.


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