Editor of Cosmopolitan.com, Amy Odell takes us behind the scenes of the different elements that make up the fashion industry right now. From the editors to designers to bloggers, she speaks openly and honestly in her self-deprecating and sarcastic voice about an industry that can seem foreign to many.
I really enjoyed this book and felt like I could relate to some of it. Odell is not ashamed to admit that she needs/needed help dressing with style at times and is up front about some of the more bizarre and confusing aspects to the world of fashion. Her observations on the different types of people who attend fashion events are hilariously on point. The sections are broken out into different categories of the types of people you may encounter in the industry, such as editors, models, designers and bloggers.
Where The Devil Wears Prada gave a more intimidating (though not necessarily improbable) glimpse of that world, Tales From the Back Row takes almost an unbiased stance at all aspects. Odell is the first to say how ridiculous something might be or how she succeeded (or epically failed) in a given situation and that outlook felt very refreshing to read.