She was a commercial for the American dream. Beautiful, blond, a network news anchorwoman by the age of thirty, Jessica Savitch was a double role model - a brilliant journalistic pioneer and a Grace Kelly for the 1980s.
But beneath the surface of perfection lay a shattered life. Here is a harrowing tale that explores the tragedies that haunted Savitch's personal life, including the early death of her father, the suicide of her second husband, wrenching drug dependency, neurosis, and the horrifying journey of self-sabotage and damaging personal relationships that ended in her tragic, early death.
Based on private diary entries, letters, and more than 300 interviews with Savitch's friends, lovers, psychiatrists, and colleagues, "Golden Girl" sets the record straight on both her public and private lives, and pays tribute to a woman who beat overwhelming odds to triumph in her profession.