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Tales from the Back Row


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Amy Odell is the editor of Chief amongst her interests are cats and Beyonce. She is a feminist (thank you for asking) and the author of Tales from the Back Row.


"Self-deprecating and funny." * New York Times *
"Hilarious, insightful and smart. A must-read for anyone who wears clothes." -- Chelsea Handler
"Book Report "A" rating...a witty and candid 'outsider's view from inside the fashion industry,' complete with an intimidating Anna Wintour encounter." * In Touch *
"Odell's shamelessly dry, very smart wit is blogger-perfect, but it translates well into writing reverentially and intelligently about fashion. Whether or not you also love to hate or hate to love the fashion world, you will straight-up adore Amy Odell's candid observations and anecdotes culled from her years covering the runways." * Bustle, "September 2015's Best Books" *
"This delightful book of essays by editor Amy Odell pulls back the curtain and shows that it's not always so fabulous climbing the fashion ladder." * Refinery29, "Fall's Most Highly Anticipated Nonfiction Reads" *
"A funny, insightful debut." * Harper's Bazaar *
"Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in publishing, public relations or design, or you're just fascinated with what really goes on behind-the-scenes without the usual sugarcoating, we'd say this is required reading." * *
"A backstage pass to the intimidating, backbiting industry." * US Weekly *
"Just delicious." * Book Riot *
"A great and almost natural comic narrative, laced with lots of name-dropping, will evoke chuckles-and a sigh of relief that there are no reader portraits." * Booklist *
"Funny, insightful and relatable to pretty much anyone who works in media." * AM NY *
"If you haven't snagged any invites (to NYFW), let Tales from the Back Row, Editor Amy Odell's first book, out now, transport you." * Trending NY *
"TALES FROM THE BACK ROW takes you from the hottest fashion shows to the coolest after parties, along the decidedly unglamorous roads Amy Odell travels to get there. Don't miss this terrific debut. It's better than landing the most coveted seat at fashion week." -- Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of Revenge Wears Prada and The Devil Wears Prada
"Amy is one of my favorite people in the fashion industry. She's smart, stylish and simply not a dick." -- Grace Helbig
"TALES FROM THE BACK ROW is a delicious peek behind the curtain of fame and fashion. Amy Odell doesn't pull any punches-not at the industry, the celebrities circling it, or even at herself-and her insider dish will make you laugh out loud." -- The Fug Girls

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