The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck audiobook

The Price of Illusion: A Memoir

By Joan Juliet Buck
Read by Joan Juliet Buck

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15.30 Hours 1
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In a book as rich and dramatic as the life she's led, Joan Juliet Buck takes the listener into the splendid illusions of film, fashion, and fame to reveal, in stunning, sensual prose, the truth behind the artifice. The only child of a volatile movie producer betrayed by his dreams, she became a magazine journalist at nineteen to reflect and record the high life she'd been brought up in, a choice that led her into a hall of mirrors where she was both magician and dupe. After a career writing for American Vogue and Vanity Fair, she was named the first American woman to edit French Vogue. The vivid adventures of this thoughtful, incisive writer at the hub of dreams across two continents over fifty years are hilarious and heartbreaking. Including a spectacular cast of carefully observed legends, monsters, and stars, this is the moving account of a remarkable woman's rocky passage through glamour and passion, filial duty and family madness, in search of her true self.

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In a book as rich and dramatic as the life she's led, Joan Juliet Buck takes the listener into the splendid illusions of film, fashion, and fame to reveal, in stunning, sensual prose, the truth behind the artifice.

The only child of a volatile movie producer betrayed by his dreams, she became a magazine journalist at nineteen to reflect and record the high life she'd been brought up in, a choice that led her into a hall of mirrors where she was both magician and dupe. After a career writing for American Vogue and Vanity Fair, she was named the first American woman to edit French Vogue. The vivid adventures of this thoughtful, incisive writer at the hub of dreams across two continents over fifty years are hilarious and heartbreaking.

Including a spectacular cast of carefully observed legends, monsters, and stars, this is the moving account of a remarkable woman's rocky passage through glamour and passion, filial duty and family madness, in search of her true self.

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“Relentlessly candid and often absorbing account of a complex life spent in and out of the fashion spotlight.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Joan Juliet Buck

Author Bio: Joan Juliet Buck

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. Currently, she writes for W, Harper’s Bazaar, and New York Times T Magazine.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 15.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English