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The Resource The price of illusion : a memoir, Joan Juliet Buck

The price of illusion : a memoir, Joan Juliet Buck

Label
The price of illusion : a memoir
Title
The price of illusion
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Joan Juliet Buck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck's childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill Paris Vogue's coveted position of Editor in Chief, a "figurehead in the cult of fashion and beauty," she had the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he'd enjoyed during his high-flying years, a splendid illusion of glamorous excess that could not be sustained indefinitely. Joan's memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it's not what you'd imagined. While Joan's story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Joan Juliet
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.U333
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buck, Joan Juliet
  • Women authors, American
  • Fashion editors
  • Women periodical editors
  • Americans
  • Celebrities
  • Rich people
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Label
The price of illusion : a memoir, Joan Juliet Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Atria non fiction original hardcover" -- Verso title page
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476762944
Lccn
2016032072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn961388285
  • (OCoLC)961388285
Label
The price of illusion : a memoir, Joan Juliet Buck
Publication
Note
  • "Atria non fiction original hardcover" -- Verso title page
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476762944
Lccn
2016032072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn961388285
  • (OCoLC)961388285

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