TALES FROM THE BACK ROW REVIEW
I couldn’t have been more excited when I received an email asking me if I’d like to review Tales From the Back Row, a book written by Cosmopolitan.com’s editor, Amy Odell. This book is a first hand account of how Amy rose from being the party reporter for New York Magazine to the editor of the largest community of women online.
The book is split into several snappy chapters detailing the different stages of her ascent and the people she met at each one. It starts with Bloggers, which as a blogger myself, I found incredibly interesting. I’m currently working as a social media intern in Paris and the big names that she mentions are people that are only even bigger today and it was quite cool seeing people I’ve been researching appearing in a book in front of my eyes. After Bloggers, we move onto Trendsetters where we learn about Amy’s hilarious antics when it comes to figuring out high fashion; then Designers where she reveals what happens when you write snarky pieces about important people. Next up we’ve got Celebrities, including anecdotes from her interactions with people such as Sarah Jessica Parker; and Editors, where she talks about her interview with the one and only Anna Wintour. Fun fact: Anna Wintour went to my secondary school where she rebelled strongly against the dress code (to be fair, it was brown and blue), and recently gave a talk at my university where she did nothing short of scare the s*** out of me (even at a distance). I can only imagine what it must’ve been like to be interviewed by her. Now back to the books – the next chapter is Models, where Amy talks about the infamous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and her interaction with the ‘angels’. Then, it’s Everybody Else where she talks about some shoots she’s been featured in and then finally, You and Me, where she talks about what it’s like to find a wedding dress, probably the most important item in any woman’s wardrobe. As you can see, there’s a heck of a lot of content for one small book, and there’s even a quick recap at the end with 10 tips for people who want to work in fashion.
Now onto what I thought…