A ways back my boss was asking everyone for book titles we wanted to see in the bookstore. My coworker was joking and said Modelland. I had no idea it was a real book until Monday when I saw it at the library. I read the prologue and laughed my a** off. The bit about the fog lifting like a push up bra...
I like Tyra Banks...though I'd imagine she wouldn't be the greatest writer in the world. DX
EDIT: Oh, and I agree about how that just sounds the way she talks.
It sounds almost like she's TRYING to be goofy.
Tries, but utterly fails. All in all, Tyra managed to insult or misrepresent SEVEN groups of people in one book, though she meant offense to only one. She insulted actors, doctors, the homeless, the mentally ill, albinos, deformed people, and her own fictional civilization (which is made up of mutants) all in 550 pages.
I have many more complaints, but I recommend you read this. It's a liveblog of someone reading the book, and it neatly points out how hard it fails to achieve anything it tries to accomplish.
Still, I recommend reading it. It's so bad that you can't look away, and you wonder how this much wrong got past the editor. Then you remember who Tyra is, and you realize it probably saw so little editing. (AND THEN you read the WTF-laden acknowledgements, where it's revealed the original manuscript was 1,000 PAGES LONG.)
I read Elixer by Hilary Duff.
It was okay.
I decided 'why not try some other celebrity books? maybe I just have a bias'
So I started this one.
I refuse to believe that she spent five years on this book.
She can not possibly be this shitty.
I refuse to believe it.
What's sad is that even if these people could write well, no one would ever acknowledge it. Models are stupid and that's how it is, amiright?
No, if it was Kate Moss, Heidi Klum or Jennifer Connolly, I'd have been less skeptical when the novel was announced. The fact would remain that none of them are writers by trade, hobby, or training. Fame can get you a book published, but it can't make you write well.