Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

  • by Kathleen Rooney
  • Narrated by Eva Hamilton
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object is a lively meditation on the profession of art modeling as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today. Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as an artist's model, as well as the famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages. Through a combination of personal perspective, historical anecdote, and witty prose, Live Nude Girl reveals that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.


What the Critics Say

"A compelling memoir that blends observation, personal revelation and scholarly inquiry." (Los Angeles Times)
"This esoteric, organic meditation on life as an art object is itself a model of personal writing, perfect for those on either side of the easel." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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An interesting piece on non cliché topics. A good book for thinking, or just learning things from a different perspective about a world some people don't know about.
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- Amazon Customer

Poor reader, interesting memoir

The reader has very strange diction, robotic and disjointed. Interestingly, she was fine when reading other voices than the author's. Very distracting.
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2014
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks