Now available in mass market, the incredible New York Times bestseller tells the life story of America's top gossip colmnist, Liz Smith, in her long-awaited autobiogrpahy.
Liz Smith, the "Grande Dame of Dish," has been covering the comings and goings of the rich and famous for more than four decades from her privileged front-row perch on the front lines of celebrity journalism.
From Tallulah Bankhead to Truman Capote, from Joan Crawford to Rock Hudson to the Kennedys, from Frank Sinatra to Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise . . . Liz, the ultimate insider, has hobnobbed, air-kissed and lunched with just about everybody who's been anybody over the last half-century -- and then rushed back on deadline to tell the world all about it.
Now -- with the kind of humor, warmth, and sense of fair play that made her one of the most widely read columnists in history comes the sensationally candid and down-to-earth memoir of a starstruck little tomboy from Fort Worth, Texas, named Mary Elizabeth Smith, who grew up to become the highest-paid print journalist in the world.
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From Tallulah Bankhead to Joan Crawford to the Kennedys and Madonna, the ultimate insider, Liz Smith has hobnobbed, air-kissed, and lunched with just about everybody who's been anybody over the last half-century--and then rushed to tell the world all about it. Now, in this candid, down-to-earth autobiography, she tells all about herself, and does it with the kind of style and warmth that has made her one of the most widely read columnists in history. Liz Smith wasn't always famous, and in Natural Blonde she revals how a young woman from rural Texas came to New York hell-bent on making something of her life. From her salad days as a small-time reporter and proofreader to her triumphs at the Daily News, Newsday, New York Post and her 1995 Emmy for reporting, Liz tells what it is really like to be seen and heard by millions of people every day. One of the most quoted people of our time, sh
Liz Smith is a Texan who grew up worshiping the likes of Tom Mix and his horse Tony as well as Astaire and Rogers at the movies. She wrote her first column after listening to Walter Winchell on the radio and went on to create a gossip pillar at the University of Texas, where she studied journalism. In late 1949 she arrived in New York City with only $50 to her name and no ticket home. Early jobs with Mike Wallace at CBS Radio, Allen Funt on Candid Camera and as the ghostwriter for the famous "Cholly Knickerbocker" Hearst society column put her right in the media mix. She also was a memorable writer-editor for Sports Illustrated and Cosmopolitan. Her bylined column has appeared daily since 1976 and is syndicated to millions of readers in over 70 newspapers. A champion of literacy and the fight against AIDS, she has raised millions for these causes. She won the Matrix Award for journalism and an Emmy Award for TV reporting at WNBC. Liz has been in Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame, endured the Playboy Q&A and answered the Proust questionnaire. She was recently named a "Living Landmark" by the Landmarks Conservancy of New York.
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