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Sex, Love, and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model Hardcover – August 5, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; 1 edition (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307381684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307381682
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

BRUCE HULSE, recently named one of the top ten male models of all time, is a Cornell graduate with a degree in Asian studies. He also attended West Chester University, where he focused on graduate-level clinical psychology. Most recently, Bruce appeared as a judge on the Bravo reality show Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Model. Today, Bruce is an accomplished surfer, a professional photographer, and continues to be one of the longest-working models in the industry. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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It has something for everyone, and is a very interesting and fun read.
David Schultz
Yet in spite of living this fantasy life, there is a common thread that we all share of how without love and peace in our lives, we will never find happiness.
Daniel E. Munter
To be totally honest when I picked up Hulse's Sex, love and Fashion, I admit I was skeptical.
G. Accetta

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By April H. Lang on November 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
How does a boy who loved all sports,graduated from Cornell Uni.,and was an Avalon New Jersey lifeguard until he was 25 end up becoming a fashion icon? Read my brother Bruce Hulse's book; Sex Love and Fashion if you have ever entertained any ideas of becoming a fashion model or follow the changing trends of the fashion industry. It's hard to be objective about a family member's new hairstyle,taste in fashion,or childrearing techniques;but a memroire? The account is accurate and the book includes Bruces'search to blend the mind, body and soul while working in the fickle world of modeling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Reincke on December 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
As an author who also wrote a memoir about being a former model ("Falling Off the Catwalk" by Spunky Books), I consider myself a tough critic. But Bruce Hulse really pulled through in his memoir, "Love, Sex, and Fashion." I was particularly impressed with his ability to communicate his spiritual path within what one might think was the antithesis of a spiritual setting--three decades of the fashion and modeling industry. Bruce not only captured an outstanding discussion of his own struggles and successes within this context, but did so in a fashion that was not preachy, condescending, or judgmental. In fact, Bruce's tone was always humble and very kind.

Having worked in the industry myself for five years, I found it incredibly admirable how generous and graceful he was in defining some personalities that I found challenging to say the least--of course Bruce was fortunate to also have met some truly inspiring and outstanding people, of whom he admirably described and gave generous credit. Bruce consistently reviewed all his relationships with empathy, understanding, grace, and, indeed love.

Equally pleasing was that he was and seemingly is capable of looking at even the most difficult and daunting situations with a sense of humor and compassion. Therefore, perhaps most satisfying of all, I found myself reliving parallel experiences to his with a newfound and more optimistic point of view. Believing, like he does, that we all have our own paths, it was incredibly refreshing to see how he applied (or tried to apply) good intent to all of his actions (sometimes failing, yet rising to forgive himself just as eloquently as he so generously forgives others).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Solis on August 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book was absolutely fantastic!

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.

JC Solis
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Ouillette on January 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book kept me entertained and I learned something about male modeling which I had never really paid attention to before. Thing is I just cringed every time he exposed some poor girl's sexual history with him, which he did repeatedly throughout the book. Women who now have families and didn't need that sort of "kiss-and-tell" person no doubt complicating their lives.

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.
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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. I liked reading insider information on Cindy Crawford, Lauren Hutton, and Andie MacDowell. I learned a lot about yoga, meditation, martial arts, Eastern religion, and the modeling industry reading this book. This book was a fast read, funny, exciting, gossipy, and entertaining. Bruce Hulse is one of the most beautiful men of all time. You will love the photos.
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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 achievement of international male modeling icon in the heady 80s. However, you may never look at super model/actresses like Andie McDowell, Paulina Porozkova & Carey Lowell the same after reading about the author's exploits with these high-profile gals. Enlightening for those considering pursuing modeling careers. Book abounds with stunning photography by notables Bruce Weber, Herb Ritt & the author & friends with testament to the beauty of fashion, international vistas & the subjects themselves. Most surprisingly, this book surpasses the superficial story about the fashion world to explore spirituality, religion, morality, mental health, personal growth & happiness, with glimpses into some of the key challenges Mr. Hulse faced throughout his career.
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