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A New Model

What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like
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One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoir.

Voluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of 13. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, her stunning face and sexy curves have graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the wildly popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of America's Next Top Model. And that's only the beginning for this extraordinary talent.

Ashley is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming our ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women - no matter their individual body type, shape, or weight.

In this collection of insightful, provocative essays, Ashley shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving - and how we still have work to do; the fun - and stress - of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams - defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn't be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Ashley offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is - bolstering her self-confidence and motivating her to be her strongest, healthiest, and most beautiful self.

©2017 Ashley Graham (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Jenny
  • 25-04-2018

Excellent!

Loved it! Very encouraging to enjoy the body size I was blessed with. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Christina G.
  • 10-09-2017

Must-listen!

I loved this audiobook so much. I could have sat down and listened to it in one sitting but I spaced it out and used it for a pick me up when my confidence or self-esteem was lacking. Each time, I felt like I was getting a pep talk from a close friend. Such an incredible book, a must-listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-2019

wow! beauty beyond size!

Your authentic acceptance is mind blowing. thank you for sharing. I now believe I am beautiful too. Being the bigger girl amongst friends was tough. Age and wisdom allows me to be me, tattoos, short hair and curves.

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  • Erika K Horton
  • 21-09-2017

Not That Interesting

I think Ashley is amazing but this book is blah. I follow her on IG and have seen her in interviews. I think she's beautiful, love her personality and the spirit she evokes. I was ready to love this book too but didn't even like it. More autobiography than inspiration and her personal story is kind of boring. Also the writing is not cohesive. Still think she's great just not a great author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-2017

completely transformed!!

I will never look at myself with disgust again. Thank you Ashley for sharing your soul.

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  • Natalie Melgar
  • 07-03-2019

Amazing!

This book is so inspiring! It made me feel stronger, empowered and beautiful! I would've liked to hear Ashley a little bit more, not only just at the beginning and the end. The narrator was good though, but it would've been fun if she interrupted the narrator from time to time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-2019

Love Ashley Graham!

It was good to hear her story. I wish she had read the book though - I think it would have had a little more punch.

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  • Anna Christine
  • 13-02-2019

Ashley should have read the whole book.

The reader was good don't get me wrong. I just wish Ashley would have read the whole thing. It was jarring at first when they switched. Eventually I got used to it. But I definitely prefer autobiographies and memoirs that are read by the writer.

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  • klywnab
  • 29-01-2019

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Love the book overall however I do think it would be more beneficial if Ashley ever goes back in and reads it herself. Her ability to captivate her audience with her voice and motivation would change the underlying theme of this book. As a plus size individual I was grateful for every word and every moment of insight.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2019

Extremely inspirational

I am already a huge fan of Ashley Graham, but in this book I feel like I know her. ln fact, I feel like I'm am her. She is relatable, and so honest about her life. I feel just a little more confident and comfortable with myself after this book. It's a must read for not only our plus size girls but also girls who feel uncomfortable with themselves. It's inspirational!