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10/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Conde Nast Fashion Mag Editor: Staff Was Pressured To Stay Unhealthily Thin

The suits at Condé Nast are going to hate the new memoir by a former fashion magazine editor who claims staffers were pressured to stay unhealthily thin if they wanted to keep their jobs.

In "Thin Is the New Happy," Valerie Frankel, who worked for the publishing giant's now-defunct Mademoiselle, writes: "There was tremendous pressure to look the part, or, as hires were told by the human resources staff, to represent the magazine in our personal appearance. Our work ethic: Get thin or die trying."

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