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Born To Be Brad (2012)

by Brad Goreski(Favorite Author)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 5
0062125370 (ISBN13: 9780062125378)
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review 1: “You have to do what you love. Believe in yourself. Believe that things are possible and they will happen.”An instant fan of Brad Goreski, I purchased this book immediately when it was released in 2012. I’ve had so much reading to catch up on, that I only got to ‘Born to be Brad’ just now, two years later. My only regret after reading this book is that I didn’t read it sooner. Brad has always been open about the struggles in his life, but reading about his journey in great detail was so rewarding and refreshing. I can honestly say after reading this book that I will be a fan of Brad for life, and will continue to support HIS journey as I continue on mine.‘Born to be Brad’ is another book that I will carry with me—literally, keeping it in my purse close at... more hand in case I ever need to reference his encouraging words; and figuratively, forever in my heart. His story inspires me. Who doesn’t like to root for the underdog—especially when the person perseveres, pushes through the rough times, and reaches success? Moreover, who can’t relate to the underdog? We all have a little of that—that doubt and struggle—in ourselves. Brad did. He still does. He’s human. But he refuses to let that doubt ever consume him again and instead pushes everyday to be stronger, better, and to do what he loves. And in doing so, he inspires us all to do the same.Brad had times of struggle, but he always had a support group and he always followed his heart. It is admirable. Encouraging. Strengthening. It is heartbreaking to imagine this man, with such a big heart, love of life, passion, and talent at one point being ostracized because he didn’t fit some preconceived idea of what is ‘normal.’ I’m so glad he always had a family who loved and supported him; and for those who do not, Brad himself (and his story) serves as the strength and support people need.“If you are unhappy, I’m here to tell you: Make a change. Don’t be afraid.”Brad encourages us to fight for what we love—to take risks, and to brush aside doubt. To never let the haters keep us from doing what makes us happy. Happiness is ours for the taking, and Brad leaped for it. His story is so heartwarming and inspiring. His words enlightening. After reading this book—Brad’s story—I truly believe that Brad was born with a gift. With the strength to pursue his dreams and make a difference in this world. I truly believe he was ‘Born to be Brad.’
review 2: I really enjoyed this book. Not quite sure who this guy is--I saw him on a morning talk show and thought he was fun so I got his book from the library. Apparently he is a stylist to the stars who worked with that awful, awful Rachel Zoe. But this book seems genuine. It is not about name-dropping. It is about growing up in a small town as a loser, and trying to make things happen when you don't know how. It is about pursuing your passion and putting in the work to get where you want to go. I think it would be a great read for a new graduate. less
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Fluffy, but fun. Bonus: page 103 offers a really good justification for buying a pair of Louboutins.
Surprisingly funny, well written and touching. A must read for fans and fashion lovers.
An interesting personal history full of recognizable names.
lots of cheese, but pure heart. Great read. Go Canada!
If you like Brad then you'll like this book.
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