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On Your Own Hardcover – May 12, 1985


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Villard; 1st edition (May 12, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394544609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394544601
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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YA Brooke Shields may not have been a typical teen, but she has written a book that will appeal to typical teenage girls. In beauty book format (lots of glossy pictures, black-and-white and color photos, exercises, diet and makeup how-to's), On Your Own also includes advice on dating, studying and career. The main message is caution, organization, planning and being responsible.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. With such catchy phrases as 'Worry is the sleep thief" and "I'd rather be overweight than smoke", who wouldn't want to read this? Actually, it made Brooke Shields look almost like a down to earth person while at the same time reminding us that one should never re-wear any of those styles from the 80's. I wonder if Brooke still uses the same beauty rituals now as she did then-
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vibiana on August 18, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Brooke Shields and I are the same age. I read this book when it came out, when Brooke and I were both twenty, but unlike Brooke, I was not studying at Princeton. I was graduating from a secretarial school and getting my first job. Therefore, a lot of the advice about the horrors of dorm life went right over my working-class head.

She does have some good things to say and some good advice to give. It's just that the idea of a twenty-year-old gracing us with the wisdom of her accumulated years is a bit of a scream.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mo on March 26, 2013
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I loved this book. It had some good advice from Brooke and would be good for teenage girls even though it was written a while ago.
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