Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday! 37

Model Life by Isobella Jade, Illustrations by Jazmin Ruotolo

(illustration from Model Life)


Isobella Jade, a student at the New York Institute of Technology, begins exploring the possibility of working as a lingerie model — despite her nontraditional height of 5'4”. A Google search leads her to ads posted on Craigslist, and soon Jade finds herself turning up at private apartments for model shoots that more often than not turn out to be seedy, disappointing, and sometimes downright dangerous.

After she is sliced across the eyebrow in a fight with a sleazy so-called fashion photographer who will not respect her boundaries in a photo shoot, Jade decides that she's finished with answering ads on Craigslist. She’s determined to get professional, get an agent, and become a real model.

Model Life reveals her glamorous and not-so-glamorous on-the-job experiences in New York City. From her first photo shoot and her close brushes with soft porn to her appearances in ad campaigns for national retailers and magazines, this height-challenged model shares her past in an edgy, illustrated exposé. The original story of the ultimate underdog, Model Life is a celebration of the self-discovery that comes with being self-made and the triumph of beating the odds.

Released October 1st 2009

I actually got to meet Isobella Jade at BEA, she came over and said Hi to me at the Blogger Signing booth. I love the concept of her book, a graphic novel about the life of a model! I mean how could this not be interesting!

What can't you wait for to be released?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. I just saw this one in my PW newsletter and I marked it as something to keep an eye out for. I really like graphic novel memoirs/biographies/non-fiction. I think it makes it more enjoyable for me to read. This one sounds fun!

  2. I'm a big fan of both graphic novels and fashion/modelling, so really, what's not to love? Thanks for sharing!

    - Alex

  3. Ohh this does look good! :D

  4. I hadn't heard of this before, but am so glad this is your WOW pick!

    It sounds like so much fun! I hardly read graphic novels, but this is one I must pick up when it's released.

  5. Is this YA or adult? It seems more adult, but aren't graphic novels just fun?

  6. Bookworm- I think it's Adult!


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