>> Rachel Zoe's former assistant, Brad Goreski, has signed a book deal with Harper Collins. Born to Be Brad: Life and Style Lessons from the Front Lines of Fashion will be "part style guide, part memoir, and full of inspiration," according to the release, and is to be published in 2012 on the same day as Goreski's upcoming Bravo show, It’s a Brad, Brad World, makes its television debut. Goreski is collaborating with writer Mickey Rapkin, former senior editor at GQ and author of Pitch Perfect, on the book.
From the release: "The book will recount Goreski’s childhood in Port Perry, Ontario, where he escaped the taunts of bullies by reading fashion magazines, performing in the local children’s theater group and playing stylist to Barbie. Moving to Toronto and landing an internship, and later a job at Vogue, helped him break into the competitive fashion world and eventually capture the hearts of millions as the quirky and endearing assistant on Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project. Along with the moving story of his road to success, he will offer a glimpse into his world now, filled with insider access to behind-the-scenes photo shoots and the countless red carpets and awards shows. And of course, the book will also feature his fashion advice and style tips and tricks, complete with color photos."
Goreski says of the upcoming book: “I couldn’t be more excited . . . to tell my story to my fans. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is be true to yourself. I hope that Born to be Brad will inspire others to pursue their dreams, because to make dreams come true we have to listen to our hearts and not be afraid to fail.”