xdonzx 4

xdonzx

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:25.05.2007

Reviews:1070

Quote-start

* Standing Up , Standing Out *

Quote-end
02.11.2009

Advantages:
Great For Katie Fans !

Disadvantages:
Seen A Lot Of It Before !

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read / get information from

How interesting was the book?

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

42 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. Soho_Black
  2. TheHairyGodmother
  3. silverstreak
and 45 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

First of all , if you follow the world that is celebrity then I'm sure you'll have heard of Katie Price's recent troubles. If not (and where have you been ?) I will explain to you who Katie Price is ;

Katie Price was born in Brighton on May 22nd 1978. Katie Price started her career off as a glamour model named Jordan. Although she was 'famous' in the 'lad mags' world , she wasn't that well known outside of it. However , in 2004 she appeared on the ITV television programme : I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here , where she met her now ex-husband , Peter Andre in the jungle , that she became more well known , and became a brand! After modelling , Singing , being a television personality and being a regular favourite in celebrity magazines , she turned her hand to author. She is now said to be worth £40 million!

I used to be quite a fan of Katie Price ; having read all of her autobiographies and fictional novels , as well as buying her perfume and watching her reality television programme ; Katie And Peter : The Next Chapter. Now I know you shouldn't believe everything that you read in magazines and newspapers , although I can't help but feel that since splitting with Peter , the 'real Katie' has shown her true colours , and I can't help but dislike her now , whereas before she was one of my favourite celebrities. Regardless of this , I still wanted to know what her new book was all about , but seeing as she is now 'attaching her name' to everything , I didn't want to put even more of my money into her already extra fat wallet! Lucky for me , my Katie-Price-Mad friend was one of the first to buy this new book , and so instead of buying it , I borrowed it.

Believe it or not , Standing Out is the fourth non fictional book from Katie. This book was released in the United Kingdom on 22nd October 2009. This book is a kind of autobiography , yet it is mainly based on fashion and Katie's looks and beauty/fashion tips. This book contains two hundred and eight pages and is available to buy from Amazon for £10.

If I'm honest , when I first heard about this book , I thought it was going to be exactly what Victoria Beckham did ; a book with fashion tips. However , Katie's version is a little bit different as the book is mainly based on her views on how her fashion has changed and so on. However , I wouldn't really call this a style guide because it isnt' all about style. In this book , Katie rambles on about her life as well as fashion. She has tried to 'hand out' some useful tips , but most of them I already knew beforehand , and others are just plain stupid and so I won't be taking what she has to say on board.

There are some photos in this book which I enjoyed having a 'nosy' at , however the ones that are in the book are mainly 'professional' ones and 'paparazzi' ones and so there is really much that I have not seen before , as I am a massive celebrity magazine fan and seeing as Katie is such a favourite and featured regularly in these magazines , meant that I had already seen some of the photographs before. Having said that , there are a few 'personal' ones , but I still think there could have been more.

The book also shows photos of how Katie's style has changed over the past few years , although I wouldn't really have to buy this book just to see that because it was only last week I was reading a similar article about her (I've also seen other articles like this) and so this is nothing new to me.

Although she lists the name of make up brands she uses ; she doesn't explain exactly how to use those specific products. Also there are photos of her wearing different outfits: because this book is mainly aimed at her fans who are interested in looking like her , I think it would have been useful if she had said where she got her dress for example from , rather than just show us a photo.

I wasn't too fussed on this book ; yes , it was alright and I enjoyed it some extent , although there was a lot of it which I have already seen in magazines , and some of the tips she gives are either obvious or stupid ; things I would never imagine of doing. It is a good read if your into the whole fashion thing however it isn't exactly a 'bible' for fashionistas. But , if your looking for something light and fun to read , then it might be worth you having a look at this!

Thanks For Reading!
2nd November 2009
xdonzx (may also be found on other review sites)
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

 

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

silverstreak 14.01.2010 13:47

About time a few more people started to see through her, i think.

KarenUK 14.11.2009 14:13

My daughter likes her but this book sounds a bit poor.

Hishyeness 06.11.2009 12:05

Nothing in the world could ever entice me to read, watch or do anything to support the pointless cottage industry that is Katie Price. Good review though 8^)

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 2 out of 2 offers for Standing Out - Katie Price   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Product details

Type Non-Fiction
Genre Biography
Title Standing Out
Author Katie Price
All Authors Katie Price
EAN 9781846056680
Publisher Century
ISBN 1846056683

Show all Product Information

Review Ratings »

This review of Standing Out - Katie Price has been rated:

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Slash - Anthony Bozza

Slash - Anthony Bozza

Non-Fiction - Biography - ISBN: 7257775

User reviews (4)

Buy now for only £ 3.49



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Standing Out - Katie Price? Click here