Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

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University of Arkansas Press, Sep 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 183 pages
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.

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During Lady Gaga's entertaining Thanksgiving special she joked about her brief gig as a life model for singer and visual artist Tony Bennett. Gaga recounted: "I walked in and said, 'Well, Tony, here ... Read full review

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I enjoyed Kathleen Rooney's book because it was very descriptive about how she felt being in that position. She explained that there is a difference between being naked and nude. She says that being ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kathleen Rooney is the author of "Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America," as well as the poetry collections "Oneiromance (An Epithalamion)," "Something Really Wonderful," and "That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness," the latter two written collaboratively with Elisa Gabbert. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" was selected for Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers.

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