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by Karen Yampolsky

Falling Out of Fashion (Little Black Dress) epub ebook

Author: Karen Yampolsky
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Little Black Dress (May 3, 2007)
Pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0755339533
ISBN13: 978-0755339532
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 910
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Published August 9th 2007 by Little Black Dress. Author(s): Karen Yampolsky.

Published August 9th 2007 by Little Black Dress. ISBN: 0755343174 (ISBN13: 9780755343171).

Falling Out of Fashion book. I have to admit I don't really get why this author wrote this book. Falling Out Of Fashion, written by Karen Yampolsky, is a contemporary romantic novel aimed at the modern girl. Shelves: read-in-2010, ooks. It seemed kind of pointless to me.

Advance Praise for Falling Out of Fashion. Karen Yampolsky writes with humor, verve, and heart. In Jill White, she's created an utterly compelling heroine, whose spectacular rise, fall, and rebirth as one of the fashion world's most talented personalities makes for fantastic reading-especially as Jill remains committed to her passions in the face of the industry's most supreme bitches

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Reviews (7)
The first chapter of this book grabbed my interest and made me think I was in for an intriguing insider's view of the magazine industry. I was a bit disappointed then when the second chapter began with a flashback to the main character's childhood. Even more disappointing was the author's choice to stay in that flashback to follow Jill, the main character, through prep school, college, and her early career. In fact, the book was two-thirds over before it got back to the events of the first chapter and by then, I'd forgotten my initial interest in the story and was wondering why I should even continue reading. It didn't help that at times the novel felt more like the author's attempt at paying off old scores rather than entertaining readers.

My biggest problem with the story is how self-involved the main character is. For instance, after Jill helps her best friend through an abortion, Jill congratulates HERSELF on how well she handled the traumatic event--as if her part of the transaction was the really difficult one. Maybe it's the first-person narration that makes the main character seem so egotistical. The author was an assistant to the real editor this story is based on (Jane Pratt) and clearly hero-worshipped her boss. Making the editor the main character rather than telling it from the assistant's point of view might have been an attempt to set this story apart from The Devil Wears Prada, but I think it was a bad choice. If the story had been told from the assistant's point of view--or even from the editor's point of view in third person--the story might have worked better and the heroine might not have seemed so self-congratulatory.

Equally problematic, though, was the author's unsophisticated writing style. Ms. Yampolsky seems to think that having characters scream or shout at each other--with lots of exclamation points--is all she needs to create emotion in her story. She also skimps on characterization for anyone but the heroine. Jill's adversaries at the magazine seem like cartoon villains, and Jill's husband is a blank. Even Jill herself comes across as one dimensional at times. For instance, when Josh proposes to her, she's stunned but then we're told "Right then, it occurred to me that not only did I want to have his child, but I wanted to marry Josh, too." And that's the sum total of the insight we're given.

Numerous misused words and clumsy sentences like "I was literally on the edge of my seat" added to the impression that this is a first-time author who owes her contract to Lauren Weisberger's success. This story also reminded me of a much more entertaining novel about the magazine industry, I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz. In fact, reading about Jill and her staff brainstorming new magazine ideas reminded me strongly of Maxi trying to come up with a new version of "Buttons and Bows," and made me wish I could read Krantz's fun novel on my Kindle rather than this tedious, self-indulgent book.

I truly enjoyed this book. So much so that apparently I read it in two days! I got so caught up in it that I was enjoying myself as the pages just flew by. This book has just enough parallelism to real events (the real life magazine Sassy is relabeled Cheeky, etc)that is believable and entertaining. If you enjoyed books like The Devil Wears Prada, Everyone Worth Knowing, or Celebutantes, you will like this book. It offers insight into the world of publishing that most of us are not aware of, but honestly many of the antics will ring true to anyone who's had a boss from hell, snarky coworker, or a colleague that tries to take credit for your work. If you want a nice, fun book for the pool or beach, this is a great choice. Same for passing time at an airport. If you want a book with alot of action, suspense, drama, or inspirational message, you will walk away disappointed. Also, I can't imagine it would appeal to the average man.

I got this as a Kindle freebie, which tends to instantly lower my expectations, but maybe I should have gone even lower. This book is just dull. It reads more like a teenage girl's diary than a novel. It tries to be hip and funny and edgy and insider-y and cool, but it's just plain dull. Obviously the writer has no idea what the New York publishing world is like. The narrator is whiny and weak and also somehow a mega-celebrity magazine editor? She started her own magazine but is cowed by some witchy bosses whose only goal in life is to conspire against her to ruin her life? The plot goes from childish to just plain dumb as things unravel. And the only the names have been changed paralleling of the Jane magazine/Jane Pratt story is so obvious its ridiculous. If Jane Pratt really did have anything to do with this (as some reviewers have speculated) I've lost all respect for her.

And don't get me started on mundane writing, unimaginative dialogue and grammar errors. A good editor would have gone a long way toward punching this up to the level of decent chick lit.

It's hard to know where to start with this book.

The narrator, Jill White is editor in chief of "Jill" a fashion/lifestyle magazine she started. The narrator constantly refers to the "Jill" reader as being the sort of young hip adult who aspires to be just like Jill, but never during the entire course of this very long boring book did I ever get a feeling of what Jill's style was. I think at one point she wore ripped up jeans, but that was as much fashion you got from Jill. (I'm not a fashonista, but in a fashion book I expect some clothes)

An author who understands her shallow character can make it work for the reader, but this author has no insight. During the course of the book Jill dates and dumps Joe, whom she later befriends. When Joe becomes depressed because all his friends are sucessful and he is not, Jill moves on and never looks back. Jill is best friends with a woman who she treats badly. At one point she forgets about an appointment and leaves her friend sitting in a bar for hours. When the friend says, enough, Jill is very sorry about the whole thing but you get no feeling that it means anything at all to her.

Then, she overhears two women talking about her and one of them says, "she was friends with me then dumped me."

At this point a character should think about her own behavior. It's perfectly OK for the shallow character to say, "No, I don't do that," even when we know she does. But this character just says "bitch" and moves on. Like she always moves on.

She's pregnant and loses the baby; she moves on. Her IVF doesn't work; she moves on. She claims she was a cutter in high school, but decided not to do it anymore; she moves on. At no point do any of the situations and people in the book touch this woman.

Honestly, I ended up skimming, so there could be some big character reveal I missed. But...Don't waste your time.

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