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Sex, Love, and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model Hardcover – August 5, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
I initially purchased the book after seeing it featured on a News Magazine Show. I thought that the book would be an entertaining read with a behind the scenes picture of modeling and intimate relationships with many of the women who are now icons in fashion, movies, and television.
And that it was - at the beginning.
As I progressed through in my reading, I found myself really liking the voice of the book, really identifying in my own way with the trials and tribulations he was experiencing: the depression, the new found fame, and the shock that some good and bad things do remain the same after you "make it".
The book became more than two handfuls of chapters about modeling and traveling around the world. It became a story. The growth that the author so wonderfully and honestly portrays is a treat to behold. The bonds with friends and loved ones through work and play, in the book, guide you through some amazing decades of emotion. And as any good story goes, whether fiction or non, the ending is truly special. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone.
How would the author have felt as a boy if some random guy published details about an affair with his mother? Really made the book less enjoyable for me.
Bruce Hulse proves to us the models we see are not all vapid pools of materialism and false purveyors of hope, sex, and a better life if we buy what they're selling. His book chronicles not only his rise to fame as a male model but also his amazing journey of self discovery.
Bruce shows us that not all pretty faces are the same. He is very smart and has had some great life experiences that he chronicles well. His retelling of his close friend's death had me in tears and his account of tantric masturbation had me laughing out loud. He is also not ashamed to talk about his fight with depression. No matter who you are, depression can seize you. He shows us that it doesn't matter what we look like, how much money we have,who we love, where we live, or who our friends are--depression can affect everyone.
And while reading of his sexual escapades was thrilling it was even more thrilling for him to find his true love, his balance. What good is great sex when you have no one to share a life with? Bruce clearly took advantage of being surrounded by gorgeous models (and really, who wouldn't) but the emptiness left him searching for something more tangible, something more meaningful.
Sure movies like Zoolander make fun of male models and I myself snickered when I picked up this book but within a few pages I was sucked in, he is a good storyteller and is great at painting the picture of his life. Bruce has had a wonderful life and chronicles his ups and downs well. He also gives us a backstage look into the industry of fashion, especially when it was at it's peak in the 80s and 90s. Simply put, I could not put this book down and highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only reason I purchased this is because I dated Terry Xughes. Xughes, was a good friend of Hulse and he writes about "Dr X" in S,L & F with respect and admiration. Read morePublished 10 months ago by misselania
Bruce Hulse is truly a rare breed. If I could speak to him I would say "bravissimo" for such strength to live and love in his own unique style. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Zepol
I really loved reading about Bruce Hulse relationship with photographer Bruce Weber. It was inspiring to see how BW took Bruce under his wing and promoted his modeling career. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A customer.
Mr. Hulse's candor both a pro & con --- he remains true to his genesis from high school athlete, to summer trash collector, to Avalon, NJ lifeguard & the herculean, rare... Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by sk
The book was awesome! It did not have any of the gory and unattractive stuff that is perceived to take place behind the scenes in the lives of male models. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Curtis Kaye
This is a masterful, warm telling of a life well lived; a seeking spirit looking for harmony in his life - which just happens to include the world of modeling. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Christopher O'Banks
I may be one of the few people to have read the book that had no idea about the fame and success Bruce has achieved in the fashion world. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Daniel E. Munter