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ANTM Fierce Guide to Life: Genius or Dumb?

Oh wow. The folks behind America's Next Top Model have a book on the way, and it's claiming to be "A Fierce Guide to Life." Come April, we'll be able to turn to this tome for actual, earnest advice on topics that apparently include:

  • Applying makeup
  • "Runway etiquette"
  • How to wear a crop top from Hot Topic
  • How to keep hydrated (I wonder if it involves water? We'll have to wait and see!)
  • Understanding that "beauty starts on the inside"

I'm assuming there's also a chapter on smiling with your eyes, but that's unconfirmed.

Now, I do love me some ANTM but . . . I don't know what to do with this book. I don't think it's ironic or silly enough to put on my coffee table, and I also honestly can't imagine anyone taking these tips seriously. Now, if Tyra Banks, queen of my heart (OK, not really), had written it, or even the Jays, maybe we'd have a different situation — but it's actually by the author who brought us Kung Fu Panda: The Secret of the Scroll. So, as it stands, it seems just like a lame attempt to make some money.

What do you guys think? Dumb idea? Or genius? Could you see this on, say, the Urban Outfitters book table? Who's going to buy this, besides friends and relatives of people who are trying out for ANTM? And shouldn't it at least be called a guide to the fierce life? I don't care how fierce the guide is if the life I get from it isn't fierce, you know?


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iambe iambe 8 years
Having spent a great deal of time in the sun and administering to people who *didn't* manage to stay hydrated, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it can be a little more complex than just drinking a glass of water once in a while. As for the rest of the book, I don't know. It depends on who the target audience is. 13-17 year old girls, perhaps?
almostloli almostloli 8 years
it's dumb. especially this part: Understanding that "beauty starts on the inside" and seriously.. i'm kinda sick of the term "fierce".. thanks to Tyra
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
Now my life is complete... Who will actually pay money for this? "I don't care how fierce the guide is if the life I get from it isn't fierce, you know?" really made me laugh!
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh jeez...SO lame.
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 8 years
wow...this is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of...then again, I've always wondered how to stay hydrated...
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Wow how many beauty books tell you how to wear a cropped top? And who cares?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i can't say that i'd be overly compelled to pick this book up, but i guess they feel like it's going to be something that people are interested in. if they came out with it a few years ago when the show was 'hot' then that would have been a different story..but i don't know if i would have gotten it then either.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Wow. How to keep hydrated. This guide is REVOLUTIONARY. Wonder if they address How to walk a straight line. That would be really helpful.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh wow. Tyra is crazier than I thought, and that's saying something.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Definitely will pass on this!
syako syako 8 years
Did you make up that crop top one!? :rotfl: I'm going to go with no. But thanks. ;)
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