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Invasions of Privacy : Notes from a Celebrity Journalist
Invasions of Privacy Notes from a Celebrity Journalist Author:Marian Christy Marian Christy interviews famous people. Since 1981, her nationally syndicated column, Conversations, has brought readers a very different view of the lives of hundreds of celebrities--from the powerful political figures like Jacob Javits and Jeane Kirkpatrick, to Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone and Alan Alda, to media giants... more » like Mike Wallace and Jessica Savitch. Using a technique thats one part empathy and one part brazenness, Christy manages to reach the real person behind the image, to get celebrities to talk about their intimate desires, their fears, their weaknesses, and their motivations. Her biweekly columns are marked with an honesty and a clarity that have made her unique among contemporary journalists.
In her first book, Invasions of Privacy, Christy shares with readers the joys--and the warts--of this exciting brand of journalism. Youll find out why Helen Gurley Brown, author of Having It All, came home and hid under her desk after her first day as Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan. And how Christy was able to interview Peter Fonda on his sick bed, where he admitted he has always felt overshadowed by the success of his father and sister. And the time Mama Jolie Gabor lambasted Christy in New Yorks Plaza Hotel for not sending a prepaid limousine to take Gabor to their scheduled interview.
But Invasions of Privacy is more than a celebrity tell-all. Here, Christy weaves the fascinating story of her own success into those of the celebrities she interviews. The result is an exhilarating combination of autobiography, confession, nostalgia, and inspiration for anyone aspiring to--or just curious about--the special world of journalism.« less