This scope makes her own observations the more compelling and secure.
By the very act of writing about the experience of nude modeling, Rooney becomes both the subject and the object simultaneously.
In her senior year in college, she replied to a "Be Part of Art!" ad for nude models at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
This is an interesting, erudite memoir of a woman who poses nude for artists. Their is nothing salacious in this book. It is tasteful, well written, interesting, and informative.Published 7 months ago by William R. Toddmancillas
"Live Nude Girl" is a beautifully written, witty exploration of a thoughtful mind. Kathleen Rooney is a master at making sublime observations about a career few people think about... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Jeremy Brett
I am a photograpaher who works extensively with nude models. I find that this book has given me insights into my work from the model's point of view and has made me a better... Read morePublished on March 17, 2011 by LightMaster
A fascinating memoir, this. I have to admit being intrigued about the life of a nude model. I've often thought that I'd make a good model myself--not that I'm particular... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Timothy Haugh
What this book isn't- an erotic novel where an art model seduces you.
What this book is- this book is a retelling of one art model's experiences in the art modeling... Read more
An uneven book, interesting at times but also tedious and dull. Rooney seems too much the young college student, living in her head and forever quoting this expert or that study. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by S. Murray
Kathleen Rooney's Live Nude Girl uses the loose structure of a memoir of her days as an artists' model to explore large issues that wouldn't be immediately apparent to the... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Mitchell Brown
Kathleen Rooney is a damn good writer. I enjoyed this book immensely and was pleasantly surprised to find something so "scholarly" and detailed. Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Tracy M. Hall
"Live Nude Girl" is a spirited and multi-faceted exploration of the author's experiences as an art model. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by Daniel Maidman