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- ISBN: 9781250074089
- ISBN: 1250074088
- Physical Description: 372 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Summary, etc.:|| "Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now. In [this book], Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who's who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few. In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, [this book] illuminates deep emotional truths."--Dust jacket.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
*Starred Review* The bad news? Readers who recognize iconic fashion designer Mizrahi only from Project Runway: All Stars may be initially disappointed: the show's never mentioned. The good? Everything else about Mizrahi's honest, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining first memoir. Mizrahi comes off in writing just like his onscreen persona: warm, witty, humbleâand ready to dish. Celebrity names are scattered throughout the book, but never just to impress. Whether Mizrahi mentions them in brief encounters or long-lasting friendships, just about everyone's shown in a positive light. Mizrahi devotes most attention to his mom, Sarah: his steadfast soul mate, inspiration, and supporter. Mizrahi chronicles the stages of his lifeâas an ungainly youngster growing up in his uberconservative Syrian Jewish community, a closeted student at New York's High School for the Performing Arts, a gifted newcomer maneuvering through the layers of the fashion industry, a jet-setting superstar, and then, abruptly, yesterday's newsâthrough his current career as a performer and producer. He shares his never-ending anxieties, indecision, and bouts of depression in introspective passages, as well as the ups and downs of his personal life, including the on-again, off-again courtship of his now husband, Arnold. This is likely to get a lot of celebrity buzz; expect enthusiastic demand. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Isaac Mizrahi (Libra) performs cabaret across the country, has written two books, hosted his own television talk show, and made countless appearances in movies and television. He has directed and designed many productions for the stage and screen. He founded his design company in 1987, was the star and cocreator of the documentary Unzipped, and was the subject of a large-scale, mid-career survey at the Jewish Museum in New York City. He currently develops projects in television, theatre, and literature through his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment.
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