Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia through Stephen Fried
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Overview: At age seventeen, Gia Carangi used to be running the counter at her father’s Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a 12 months, Gia used to be some of the most sensible fashions of the overdue 1970’s, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York’s Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the trade’s usual of attractiveness. She used to be the darling of moguls and film stars, royalty and rockers. Gia used to be additionally a woman in ache, determined for her mom’s approval-and a drug addict on a sad slide towards oblivion, who began going without delay from $10,000-a-day model shoots to the heroin capturing galleries on New York’s Lower East Side. Finally blackballed from modeling, Gia entered a massively other global at the streets of New york and Atlantic City, and later in a rehab health center. At twenty-six, she turned into on of the primary ladies in America to die of AIDS, a medical institution welfare case visited best through rehab pals and what remained of her circle of relatives.
Drawing on masses of interviews with Gia’s gamily, fans, pals, and associates, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character-and a formidable narrative about attractiveness and sexuality, popularity and objectification, moms and daughters, love and demise.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs