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Author Dodd, Jill, author.

Title The currency of love : a courageous journey to finding the love within / Jill Dodd.

Publication Info. New York : Enliven Books/Atria, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    92 DODD,J    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 DODD,J    Available
Edition First Enliven Books/Atria hardcover edition.
Description xi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Pirates -- Wilhelmina models -- French for travelers -- My plan de Paris -- The mouth of truth -- Adjustments -- Paris photos -- Julie on the couch -- Pollywogs -- the girl who dresses weird -- LA model -- Stained glass -- Hôtel Andrea to Le Bon Hôtel -- Jardin des modes -- Le palace -- Broken boundaries -- The road to Puerto Banús -- Dreaming in French -- Revolving door of models -- The camel -- California sucks -- Monte Carlo -- Aboard the Nabila -- Queen jewelry -- My broken zipper -- Butter croissants -- The contract -- Love in Africa -- Tokyo or Milan? -- 99-cent shrimp cocktail -- The Sands -- The currency of love -- FIDM -- Chasing my tail -- Hollywood mimics reality -- Question everything -- Listening for God -- A cabinet of drawers -- Ribbon purses -- Dress-up doll -- The black notebook -- My pink dress -- Graduation.
Summary "In the 1980s, Jill Dodd determined that her ticket out of an abusive home was to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted territory?the Parisian fashion industry with all its beautiful glamour and its ugly underbelly of sex, drugs, and excess. From there, Jill begins an eye-opening adventure that includes trips to Monte Carlo, sexual exploitation, and falling in love with one of the richest men in the world, agreeing to become one of his wives?until she finds the courage to walk away from it all and rebuild her dreams. The Currency of Love is a raw, honest, and inspiring portrait of a young woman?s struggles and triumphs from fashion model to Saudi billionaire?s pleasure wife to founder and creator of global fashion line, ROXY. This modern memoir with a feminist fairy tale twist reveals how one woman chose to live her life without forfeiting her independence, ambition, creative expression, and free spirit, all while learning one invaluable lesson: nothing is worth the sacrifice of her integrity, inner peace, and spirit"
Subject Dodd, Jill.
Models (Persons) -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Other Form: Online version: Dodd, Jill. Currency of love. New York : Enliven Books/Atria, [2017] 9781501150395 (DLC) 2017010976
ISBN 9781501150371 (hardcover)
1501150375 (hardcover)
9781501150388 (pbk.)
1501150383 (pbk.)

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