• RRP: £23.05
  • You Save: £4.53 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Price of Illusion: A ... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Price of Illusion: A Memoir Hardcover – 7 Mar 2017

4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
£15.51 £1.56
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Great Discounts
Shop the Books Outlet. Discover some great deals on top titles. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • The Price of Illusion: A Memoir
  • +
  • The Rules Do Not Apply
Total price: £30.36
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; 1st Edition edition (7 Mar. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476762945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476762944
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


"Anybody could make a riveting life story of the events and rolodex of people in this book, but reading it, I was most reminded of James Salter's autobiography Burning the Days, the inquiry by a great writer into his own remarkable life. It is a moving, Bildungsroman-like account of the inner workings of fame and culture, houses built of cards, aspiration and loss, and a brave search for love. At once an unputdownable romp through sixty years of a world that no one will ever know better than Joan Juliet Buck, and a great literary accomplishment."--Peter Nichols, bestselling author of The Rocks

"One knows from the opening paragraph that one is in the presence of a truly original, and compelling, voice; and that the scope of the book to come will be both ravishingly large and, at the same time, rife with perfect, telling details."--Michael Cunningham, bestselling author of A Wild Swan and The Hours

"Joan Juliet Buck had lived a more brilliant, stranger, more glamorous, sadder, happier, richer, poorer life by the age of twenty-five than most of us do in three times that long and then she went right on living it and then she wrote it down. I'm a sucker for good, smart writing and this book is nothing but good, smart writing and great stories. Terrific stuff."--Salman Rushdie, bestselling author of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

"Brimming over with voluptuous details, this is delicious writing--intelligent, provocative, ironic, and so compulsively readable I simply could not put it down."--Patricia Bosworth, New York Times bestselling author of Diane Arbus

"Ms. Buck has been everywhere, done everything -- the most delicious...pages I've read in months....sure to ravish the best-seller lists."--Liz Smith, NewYorkSocialDiary.com

About the Author

Joan Juliet Buck is an American novelist, critic, essayist, and editor. She served as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from 1994 to 2001. While a contributing editor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, Traveler, and The New Yorker, she wrote two novels, The Only Place to Be and Daughter of the Swan. Currently, she writes for W, Harper's Bazaar, and New York Times T Magazine.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 7 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

9 June 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
6 December 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
4 April 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
25 June 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
11 March 2017
Format: Hardcover
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
16 June 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
27 December 2017
Format: Paperback

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: vanity fair, karl lagerfeld

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?