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Tales from the Back Row (Digital Audiobook)

An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry

By Amy Odell, C.S.E. Cooney (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 31, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/20/2016)
MP3 CD (9/1/2015)
Compact Disc (9/1/2015)
MP3 CD (9/1/2015)
Compact Disc (9/1/2015)
Hardcover (9/1/2015)

Description

In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes listeners behind the stage of New York's hottest fashion shows to meet the world's most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front.




As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang's ripped tights and Marchesa's Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP "yes."


About the Author

C. S. E. Cooney launched her voice-acting career narrating short fiction for Podcastle, the world's first audio fantasy magazine. Her BA is in fiction writing and acting from Columbia College Chicago. She is a performance poet, singer-songwriter, and fantasy author whose collection Bone Swans has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Locus Magazine. She lives in Westerly, Rhode Island.