For readers seeking juice from celebrity memoirs, Porizkova doesn’t scrimp ... In No Filter, a taut 240-page memoir-in-digestible-essays, Porizkova dips into a collection of expected topics for a veteran model. There are hardly revolutionary arguments on aging ... and her tallness, although 'there is no height difference in bed' proves a delightful kicker. Porizkova relies too often on clunky, drawn-out metaphors, likening grief to a bout of food poisoning or hope to an elusive source of light, like catching a firefly ... The memoir truly comes alive — in style and substance — when Porizkova smashes the facade of her glamorous marriage to Ocasek ... Porizkova walks a delicate line, capturing their complicated marriage and its many conflicting truths.
Porizkova sheds her public persona and speaks up for herself ... Fans looking for celebrity gossip won’t find it here. Instead, this is a candid retrospective about what Porizkova has learned and the many things she wishes she had known earlier. An honest and engaging writer, Porizkova comes across as wise, experienced, and relatable.
The occasional repetitiveness and fairly haphazard organization of these essays make the book feel unpolished, but its raw honesty will appeal to Porizkova’s many fans ... A flawed but well-intentioned self-examination.
... solid ... Much like her social media presence, the writing is simple to a fault but disarmingly honest. Porizkova’s scene setting is consistently vibrant enough to draw readers in, though the notes she hits can become repetitive ... Some of the insights—especially those about social media, the beauty industry, and the fetishization of youth—are sharp, crystallized by more than four decades in the spotlight...Other insights, such as the idea expressed in the essay 'Childhood' that women marry men like their fathers and men marry women like their mothers, are more banal. Fans of Porizkova’s work will enjoy this glimpse into her life, but ultimately little sets it apart from other celebrity memoirs in the same lane.