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Being Jordan Hardcover – 6 May 2004
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About the Author
Jordan was born Katie Price in 1978. She started modelling for a clothing company at the age of 13 and moved up to being a glamour model just three years later. She's rarely been out of the limelight since. Always ready to give her opinion, she is engaging, frank and a great storyteller.
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The first half of the book was quite surprising in that she goes into detail about her adolescent life, her inspirations surrounding pursuing a career in (glamour) modelling, and the very personal story of her experiences with a paedophilic photographer during her pre-adolescent teenage years. This I applaud her for, as I expect it is not an easy feat to expose personal stories like these, and hopefully will inspire people in similar situations to tell their stories as well, or at least seek help from the proper authorities.
This, however, is where my applauding halts, as most of the following chapters focus on her (very) publicised relationships. Plus, while this is expected, Katie goes into a rant of berating her ex-lovers' penis sizes, sexual performance and extremely shallow expectations of what a man's body should be like in order to acquire the authority to `date' her. I felt particularly sorry for Gareth Gates, as whilst I don't doubt Katie's words are in essence the truth, she really doesn't put him in a good light towards the end. How she can attempt to justify cheating on someone because she is in need of more sexual stimulation, or because she is simply bored is beyond me as you can bet that if these were the words of a man speaking, his book would most definitely not have been nominated for `Biography of the Year' at the 2005 British Books Awards.
Despite all of these negative aspects to Katie's first autobiography, I would still recommend that you pick up a copy if possible, and try to read with more of a psychological stance. It really is quite interesting to see how someone can justify their wrongdoings by using quite hypocritical methods of self-pity. This is not a book to find inspiration, and even after reading about her horrible adolescent experiences, this still doesn't balance out the shallow and self-advocating attitude she holds and expresses in vile language towards ex-lovers and men in general.
Pure cashing in on the "Get me out of here" media hype. Let's hope both her and Peter Andrea fall flat (well Katy couldn't) on their faces. It's a blatant ill thought out get rich quick scheme.
Why is it that people, Jordan herself included, try so hard to intellectualise the idea of 'Jordan'. It seems pretty straightforward to me. She's famous for wearing very little and selling intimate details of her tawdry little private life and the sexual performance of various minor 'celebrities' (Dane Bowers anyone?)
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