When 14-year-old Janice Dickinson first saw Jim Morrison and The Doors in a 1969 concert, she instantly knew she wanted to take center stage. Quickly embarking upon what would become an ultra-successful career in modeling, Janice proceeded to break the mold of the classic American blonde beauty, and became the first model to insist on being paid like a star - and treated like one, too!
By the time she was nineteen, Janice had moved to New York City to pursue her career fulltime. She was featured in the pages and on the covers of every major fashion magazine from Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Playboy. She has strutted the catwalks in Milan, Paris, and New York, wearing the clothes of Versace, Armani, Calvin Klein, and many others.
In No Lifeguard On Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel (Regan Books, 2002), Janice candidly bares it all to reveal the inside track on her meteoric rise to the top of the modeling world, her painful and bumpy slide to the bottom, and the shocking, reckless, steamy, funny, outrageous and drug-filled moments in between. The success was so great that she was asked to write another book telling about her life.
Everything About Me Is Fake…And I'm Perfect (Regan Books, 2004) is her second book which is based on her opinions on beauty and the way American society perceives it. As usual, she expressed her opinions in a unique and honest way letting the world know her views on plastic surgery.
The early sales of, and response to, No Lifeguard On Duty and Everything About Me Is Fake…And I'm Perfect have been so strong, that a third book, Check Please! Dating, Mating & Extricating will be released in June 2006.