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New York Times best seller 

“We Wore What's Danielle Bernstein Is Giving Us the Modern-Day Sex and the City With New Memoir" (E!)

A revealing (in more ways than one) tell-all from Long Island girl-turned-international fashion influencer, designer, CEO, and tech entrepreneur Danielle Bernstein, the creative genius behind the hit style platform @WeWoreWhat.

Danielle Bernstein spent her youth shopping at discount department stores, getting boozy in suburban backyards, and proposing marriage to every boy she dated. By age 19, she was a college dropout living in a West Village shoebox with three roommates and only six months to prove that her blog, @WeWoreWhat, could become a full blown career...or else board the train back to her mom's house.

Flash forward 10 years. Danielle is more than a famed influencer with over two million followers. She's also a bonafide business woman - a CEO, tech founder, and fashion designer whose living a dream lifestyle that includes all-expense-paid luxury travel to Paris and Positano, skipping the velvet rope, and controlling her own destiny.

Despite these successes, Danielle has never been your typical play-by-the-rules fashionista. She disrupted the fashion industry using her own playbook - one that she's finally ready to share with you, her listeners.

This Is Not a Fashion Story is the down and dirty tale of how a Long Island-born teenager became one of the most recognizable names in fashion. It's a story that proves success isn't about a college degree or how rich your parents are. It's about trusting your gut, knowing when to take risks, and fighting to get what you want in life, love, and business. But above all, it's the story of how a young girl made in the concrete jungle that is New York City - and how you can too.

©2020 Danielle Bernstein (P)2020 Vertel Publishing

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  • Kim
  • 2020-06-05

Thanks, but no.

I surprisingly feel really sad after listening to this. It’s so apparent that the world is run on privilege and money through a (tiny) community of wealthy, loud people born in the right place and time. Although insightful in that regard, I unfortunately can’t recommend this book, I feel there are much more full-filling ways to spend time and money.

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Amazing - must read

So fucking good. Danielle wears her heart on her sleeve in the most natural and beautiful way. Thank you for your courage and thank you for your wisdom.

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Go good!

I listened to this book in two days. It is so so good! If you loved sex and the city or gossip girl, you need to listen to this book.

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  • Leena
  • 2020-05-18

Waste of time

Not worth the time, she did a disservice to the book by narrating it herself. So many mispronunciations on iconic fashion brand names, embarrassing. Lessons are completely surface level and she doesn’t add any depth to her stories. Her hardships still sound pretty cushy, but what’s to expect from a rich white JAP from Long Island.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-26

Painful to listen to

I was interested in learning more about how the author grew her businesses and personal growth she had to go through in order to reach her level of success, but instead I had to listen to hours of cliches and basic NYC dating stories. No depth or substance, couldn’t even finish it.

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  • Alisha C Albinder
  • 2020-08-21

LOVED!

This was very entertaining while also insightful perspective of Danielle Bernstein. Gained a lot of respect and appreciation for her hustle and willingness to be open . Highly recommend!

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  • Elizabeth Tosi
  • 2020-06-10

A fashion influencer story

It could be an interesting book for those who follow @weworewhat and her founder Danielle - author of the book - on social medial or for people with blogger or influencer aspirations. I enjoyed most of it, specially the little part about the behind the scenes of marketing deals on IG and creation of product lines. Have to confess I had no idea who she was until I listened to this book that I chose just because of the tittle. I really admire her desire to achieve big goals and work hard for them. I now follow her company on IG ;)

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  • Sofya Abramchuk
  • 2020-06-01

An inspiring story in the most amazing city on earth

Absolutely loved the book, especially because it was narrated by Danielle herself. I feel like I have a special connection with her because she’s probably the only influencer I follow, and I adore her honesty, work ethics and incredible big heart. Even if you don’t follow Danielle, this book could be read by anyone and take away tips about being a woman entrepreneur in today’s world, a strong leader and someone who follows their passions. And of course, her story is based in New York and just because of this it’s worth reading the book. So inspiring!

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  • Judy
  • 2020-06-01

Great book!

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t stop listening! I am just a bit older than Danielle but I still took a lot away from the advice she gave. I hope Danielle writes a second book soon!

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  • 2020-05-31

Hard to see a topic

The book is all over the place, it starts as the telling of a girl’s single life but then goes off to discuss her business ventures (even though the title of the book states it is the exact opposite).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-29

Great marketing but not inspiring story

The book was just okay. It wasn’t really insightful or inspiring. It reminded me of books targeting teenage audiences.

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  • Yane Gil
  • 2020-05-29

Wow just wow

Last summer I moved manhattan for an internship... for who else? Well Macy’s ! I had no idea who Danielle Bernstein was before this (I live in Miami, and although it’s a big city.. the fashion here is basically the more you show the better) NYC is another world when it comes to fashion! So, naturally. Weworewhat caught my attention, only because my co workers praised everything this girl would wear. I became obsessed ! This Miami girl wanted to dress like Danielle Bernstein. I must admit, considering Danielle and I are the same age... she’s accomplished SO MUCH in her 27 years of life. Naturally I HAD to read this book. I did buy the book and read 11 chapters. But then, I decided to deep clean my 1/1 Miami condo & listen to the audio book. Wow ! I was laughing, tearing and would instantly get upset when she told stories about ex boyfriends. (When they were assholes). Listening to her voice made the story was even better ! 100/100 def recommend

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  • Sonia
  • 2020-05-25

Amazing book that everyone should read!

I have followed Danielle from the beginning of her Instagram career. I have seen her highs and lows in life. I remember thinking that I wanted more details about certain situations because I felt a strong connection to her. She is so strong and determined. Not only in her business life but personal life. As cheesy as it sounds, I always would say to myself, “ What would Danielle do?” if I was stuck on something in my life. I never thought that I would get the chance to meet her but on my one year anniversary my boyfriend and I booked a trip to Italy. I remember waking up and seeing that she was literally in the same area as me... I couldn’t believe it! I thought to myself that the chances of actually running into her were slim to none. While browsing in the Prada store on the island of Capri I heard a familiar sound coming from the front of the store. I couldn’t believe my eyes, it was actually her. I am a very shy person but for some reason I marched right over to her without any hesitation. I don’t even think I was speaking full sentences because I was so shocked it was her. I asked for a selfie and little did she know that changed my whole life. She had given me so much confidence. I couldn’t express everything into words on how much she had positively changed my life. This book was a fabulous read into understanding the amazing empire that is We Wore What. Thank you Danielle for being such an amazing role model. Xoxo SB