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^ I couldn't get through it, had to give it to the Little Free Library The tone (faux fable-y), plus the fact that it moved soooo slowly because it's like he makes every point 10 different ways ... it was torture, I just couldn't do it. I hated The Little Prince as a child ... not sure how I'd feel about it now, but maybe it's the same feeling decades apart.

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Inside Vogue by Alexandra Shulman. Finished it in less than a day. Naturally a must read for TFSers. Alexandra is a great writer, and I really mean great. Her pacing is good, anecdotes balanced, there's a sense of humour which comes through and she's a tremendous wordsmith. But I can't say she's a likeable person (for me), this memoir paints her as incredibly dull, annoyingly self-depreciating at times, and sheltered. In a warped sense, this book is the literature accompaniment to BBC's 2-part documentary about Vogue. If ever you needed to understand the aesthetic of her Vogue, the reasoning behind her casting, this is your entry point. I found the parts about her private life far more entertaining than her insight into Vogue. What did interest me was how aware she was of so much criticism charged at her. And so many of our views, meaning us forum members, were proven correct throughout the book. The magazine's dull fashion, lack of diversity, problematic relationship with brands. All that is laid bare and the crux of it stems from her limited view and how she managed the magazine. So she's aeare of her perceived shortcomings, yet there's not much in the way of introspection which I find odd considering she's a writer. In a perfect world she'd have been better off at a title like The Gentlewoman!


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