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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:264
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098306915


The Secret Life Of A Mom

by Joanne King

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Inspired by her children’s request for the unedited version of her life before their arrival, Fashioned: The Secret Life Of A Mom chronicles Joanne King’s journey from her Bronx childhood, through the international worlds of fashion and music, until a near death experience and personal losses lead her to love.

"A beautifully written personal account peppered with harrowing experiences, surreal encounters and a motivating journey of personal growth ... Although Joanne has led an extraordinary life, this novel tackles subjects most women will relate to, and her journey will be inspirational to many "    - L. Jones

"Brutally honest and filled with powerful insights about life ... readers will be enthralled by the beguiling voice of the narrator, as well as the strong personality behind that voice." - R. Dzemo

"Joanne King lays her entire life on the table in Fashioned, putting into words the experiences that few can attest to ... King wraps up this series of events with the succinct and clear declaration of a woman who decided to change her own course, taking control of her body back." - A. Syed

Written at the request of her children, Fashioned: The Secret Life of a Mom chronicles Joanne King's improbable journey from her childhood in the Bronx to the international world of fashion and music. A chance encounter at Studio 54 launched her on a modeling career in Paris, Milan, and New York, working with an iconic fashion editor, an Academy Award-winning actor, and a world renowned artist. With fortitude and grit, she managed harrowing experiences in her youth and, as a model living in Paris, survived the manipulative, unsavory, and dangerous denizens of that seemingly glamorous world. Serendipity led her to record with an international disco group, take an evening stroll with a music legend, and revisit a past life that foretold her present. After overcoming personal losses and a near-death experience, Joanne emerged from self-exploration with a startling realization that would alter her life's trajectory.
About the author
Joanne King has worked as a photo stylist, model, singer, and freelance writer. She was also the co-founder, CEO, and designer of her own evening wear company. She currently works as an interior designer and yoga instructor in Central Florida. She is a first-time author.

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Fascinating read. As someone who came of age at the same time in and in roughly the same place as the author I thoroughly enjoyed Joanne's perspective of the times. What an interesting life she lead and her insights into the world and her experiences are a gift to the rest of us. Her description of childbirth and meeting her precious children for the first time is the best description of becoming a mother that I've ever heard or read. This book made me re-examine my own formative years and appreciate how they shaped me. Well worth the read. Read more