Violet by Design (Paperback)

By Melissa Walker

Berkley Jam Books, 9780425219409, 215pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2008

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"I was going to get out of the modeling business for good."
But now I'm having trouble sticking with my decision. After all, if it wasn't for modeling, I might still be the invisible wallflower. Hot guys like Paulo wouldn't be interested in me. And I'd never have seen Brazil or Spain-and now France On the other hand...
I also wouldn't have to choose between my best friend from home and my agent's shrill demands. Or anguish over my body the way only runway models do. Not to mention all this trouble I'm getting into for speaking out in the press about eating disorders.
Maybe the life of an international model isn't for me. But if I quit for good, I might always wonder..."What if"?

About the Author

Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as "ELLEgirl's" features editor and "Seventeen Prom's" editor. All in the name of journalism, she once spent twenty-four hours surrounded by male models and even attended an elite finishing school for girls in New Zealand--among other hardships.

She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream when she appeared as a talking-head "expert" on VH1's "The Fabulous Life of: Celebrity Kids."

Melissa lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has a BA in English from Vassar College. She would tell you her SAT scores, too, but, you know, the math part was hard.