I could personally identify with the Jewess parts. I loved the pictures, and enjoyed her usual "off the wall" humor. There were a couple of meaningfull "lessons" in the book, like makings special, rather than just over indulging. I was a little disappointed to find that she had different views of "sex" than I have. I usually don't like autobiographies because they tend to dispel my fabricated image of the subject.
It was a very fast read. Now I realize how the movie didn't really give you the full story. The book presents a different take on what really happened. I think the movie was very "Hollywood - ized" and took liberty at putting things on film to hint at what was going on. For example, the movie showed that Gia had a long love affair with her makeup artist. In real life, according to the book, it was a girl from her old neighborhood (Rochelle). She did have an affair with Sandy, but I felt that was blown out of context. The book puts it in perspective with what was going on in the modeling industry and the "norm" for those times. Fasinating reading!
Being from Los Angeles, I enjoyed the local references.This story kept my interest. It was written with humor. However, I have to say that the title says it all; SICK CITYIt was about a bunch of desperate people that lived on the edge. It reminded me of the movie BARFLY. The seedy side of life is the only life some people know.
I enjoyed the book more than most I have recently read. There were times when I wanted to skip pages, but I didn't. Then there were chapters that fast forwarded. All of a sudden the character was doing something that I had no prior information of. In fact, I had to go back and look in previous chapters to see if I missed something. All in all, it was a good psychological thriller. I enjoyed the fast pace. Good twist at the end.
Having worked in the finance area, I enjoyed the references. However, the story was brain candy. It was like a little roller coaster. The plot got good, then just coasted, then got interesting again, then got exciting, and at the end, it left you unsatisfied and not wanting to go on the ride again.