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Tell me this book is a joke! PLEASE!,
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Celebrity books - I can understand why they're allowed to happen, they're now fact of life.
With a biography, a proper writer, or at least an editor, is involved somewhere along the line to introduce a bit of quality control and you'll get some fairly decent photos thrown in.
And then there's this book. I read this in an hour. It is beyond dreadful. If you're looking for any insight into Chung's "style", you won't find it here. I've seen this book described as "musings"; if this was what was going on inside my head I would think twice about publishing it in a book. I think that it's fair to say that when she dies, if the manuscript for this book is donated to an archive they are going to receive a few Post-its all stuck together.
Hilariously, she writes about her love of canvas bags over "it" bags. Ironic when you consider that Mulberry named a very expensive handbag after her.
Although I hate to write the cliché, this is style over substance. Far more thought has gone into the book's layout than its contents. The photos are the standard blurry snapshots, with wishy-washy blown-out colours and everyone looking as if they need a good night's sleep and a hair wash. And don't get me started on the terrible cartoons.
I never thought I would say this, but if you want a better celebrity style book, I'd buy Victoria Beckham's...
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2013 12:13:22 GMT
George Stevenson says:
I've never heard of this woman, or her handbags. Have I missed out? Having looked at Amazon's top hundred, I feel authors who would like to appear in such lists would do well to concentrate on producing books about cookery and/or dieting.
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