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Publisher's Summary

Teen runaway, supermodel, and actress Carre Otis found herself in the public eye from a very tender age. Millions of people gazed at provocative images of her in magazine and billboard ads from Guess and Calvin Klein as well as in features on the pages of Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. By the time she was twenty, they had also seen her on posters for the controversial film Wild Orchid, with Mickey Rourke. The troubled marriage to Rourke that followed soon thereafter was widely reported on in the media, as were Carre's struggles with drugs and a particularly brutal eating disorder. But to see someone naked on the page or exposed on the screen and in tabloids doesn’t mean we know who that person really is.
After a decade-long deeply reflective and spiritual journey to discover for herself who she is, Carre found the balance and serenity she sought and is now ready to share her side of the story with the world. She confronts her complex past fearlessly and with unrelenting candor to set the record straight. The result is a narrative of success, despair, and ultimate triumph over sexual exploitation and our cultural obsession with appearance - a narrative of beauty disrupted, reclaimed, and made more radiant through self-acceptance, inner peace, and the love of family.
©2011 Carre Otis (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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3 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 11-09-11

A hot mess, but interesting

I like that she narrated it. In the beginning, I was just saying, dear god, this girl was so stupid and kept getting herself into so much trouble. But after a while, I began to see that she just wasn't brought up normally. She wasn't giving the tools to deal with life.
It was an interesting story. And in the end, I found her to be one tough cookie.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 01-12-12

Great job Carre!

If you could sum up Beauty, Disrupted in three words, what would they be?

Honest, upfront, unflinching

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beauty, Disrupted?

Wow, there were so many - Carre's early years (before she left home) really set the stage for the years to follow

What does Carre Otis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice provides the honesty to recount her journey. I really did';t know much about her, but since my favorite audiobooks are ones read by the author, I thought I would give this one a try. What a jarring story! I am amazed she made it through and admire the strength

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I think I would just leave it as Beauty, disrupted.

Any additional comments?

Glad I listened to it and hope you like it too!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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