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My Journey

Donna Karan

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY HARPER'S BAZAAR • In this candid memoir, featuring a foreword by Barbra Streisand, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace. Donna Karan was born into the fashion business-her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman-yet Karan dreamed of becoming a dancer like Martha Graham or a singer like Barbra Streisand. Fashion was her destiny, though. My Journey traces Karan's early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces (which forever changed the way working women dressed), and the meteoric rise of her company. Along with juicy industry stories, Karan candidly discusses her difficult mother and traumatic childhood, her turbulent romantic life, all the loved ones she has lost over the years, and the personal awakening that occurred just as she reached the height of professional and financial success. That awakening set Karan down a path of spiritual discovery and self-improvement. From est to Kabbalah, from silent retreats to leech therapy, Karan tried everything to find, as she writes, "calm in the chaos." But she also reveals how a chaotic life, fueled by endless curiosity and childlike impulses, helped her design seminal collections season after season for global powerhouse brands Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She also details how she has channeled her creativity (and her urge to solve problems and nurture others) into philanthropic work, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, which led to her current efforts in Haiti. Karan's life has been crowded with glamorous characters and adventures around the world. But she sometimes still feels like that awkward teen

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY HARPER'S BAZAAR • In this candid memoir, featuring a foreword by Barbra Streisand, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace. Donna Karan was born into the fashion business-her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman-yet Karan dreamed of becoming a dancer like Martha Graham or a singer like Barbra Streisand. Fashion was her destiny, though. My Journey traces Karan's early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces (which forever changed the way working women dressed), and the meteoric rise of her company. Along with juicy industry stories, Karan candidly discusses her difficult mother and traumatic childhood, her turbulent romantic life, all the loved ones she has lost over the years, and the personal awakening that occurred just as she reached the height of professional and financial success. That awakening set Karan down a path of spiritual discovery and self-improvement. From est to Kabbalah, from silent retreats to leech therapy, Karan tried everything to find, as she writes, "calm in the chaos." But she also reveals how a chaotic life, fueled by endless curiosity and childlike impulses, helped her design seminal collections season after season for global powerhouse brands Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She also details how she has channeled her creativity (and her urge to solve problems and nurture others) into philanthropic work, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, which led to her current efforts in Haiti. Karan's life has been crowded with glamorous characters and adventures around the world. But she sometimes still feels like that awkward teen
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY HARPER'S BAZAAR • In this candid memoir, featuring a foreword by Barbra Streisand, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace. Donna Karan was born into the fashion business-her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman-yet Karan dreamed of becoming a dancer like Martha Graham or a singer like Barbra Streisand. Fashion was her destiny, though. My Journey traces Karan's early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces (which forever changed the way working women dressed), and the meteoric rise of her company. Along with juicy industry stories, Karan candidly discusses her difficult mother and traumatic childhood, her turbulent romantic life, all the loved ones she has lost over the years, and the personal awakening that occurred just as she reached the height of professional and financial success. That awakening set Karan down a path of spiritual discovery and self-improvement. From est to Kabbalah, from silent retreats to leech therapy, Karan tried everything to find, as she writes, "calm in the chaos." But she also reveals how a chaotic life, fueled by endless curiosity and childlike impulses, helped her design seminal collections season after season for global powerhouse brands Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She also details how she has channeled her creativity (and her urge to solve problems and nurture others) into philanthropic work, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, which led to her current efforts in Haiti. Karan's life has been crowded with glamorous characters and adventures around the world. But she sometimes still feels like that awkward teen

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen Boyes

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:26