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    James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation by William P. Hustwit    Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884 by Sylvia D. Hoffert    Getting Real by Gretchen Carlson    The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell by Robert Miraldi    Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Hass    "Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions by Ian S. MacNiven    Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart by Lisa Rogak    How About Never - Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff    The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post by Marilyn Nissenson    The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly by Marvin Kitman    Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible by Alan Rusbridger    Shouting Won't Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can't Hear You by Katherine Bouton    Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World by Sam Staggs    Mike Wallace: A Life by Peter Rader    The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age by Richard Seaver    In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness by Jim Axelrod    Portable Prairie: Confessions of an Unsettled Midwesterner by M. J. Andersen    The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War by James Hider    Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain    Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism by Richard J. Tofel    Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World by Martin Fletcher    Front Row: Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic Exterior of Vogue's Editor in Chief by Jerry Oppenheimer    Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes    Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War and the Aftermath as Seen by NPR's Correspondent Anne Garrels by Anne Garrels    Dear Pussycat: Mash Notes and Missives from the Desk of Cosmopolitan's Legendary Editor by Helen Gurley Brown    American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone by D. D. Guttenplan    Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Byron Pitts    Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant by Carol Felsenthal    Exit Interview by David Westin    Drinking with Miss Dutchie: A Memoir by Ed Breslin    I Was Rupert Murdoch's Figleaf by John Bull    The Best I Recall: A Memoir by Gary Cartwright    The Kind of Life It's Been: A Memoir by Lloyd Robertson    John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog by Ray E. Boomhower    Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent by Anonymous    Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman    Adventures in the Scribblers Trade: The Most Fun You Can Have by Neil Hickey    Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant by Thomas J. C. Martyn    Gravel on the Side of the Road: True stories from a broad who has been there by Kris Radish    The Street I Know: The Autobiography of the Last of the Bohemians by Harold E. Stearns    Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press by James McGrath Morris    You're Not Edith: Autobiographical Essays by Allison Gruber    Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews by Lloyd J. Graybar    Barry Bingham: A Man of His Word by Barry Bingham    Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss, and Friendship with Joan Didion by Sara Davidson    Sleeping with Famous Men: Memories of an Unconventional Love Life by Elizabeth Kaye    Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War by Marilyn S. Greenwald    Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen    The Bard is a Very Singular Character': Iolo Morganwg, Marginalia and Print Culture by Ffion Mair Jones    Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas by Lota M. Spell
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James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation

James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation by William P. HustwitJames J. Kilpatrick was a nationally known television personality, journalist, and columnist whose conservative voice rang out loudly and widely through the twentieth century. As editor of the Richmond News Leader, writer for the National Review, debater
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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884 by Sylvia D. HoffertNineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions
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Getting Real

Getting Real by Gretchen CarlsonA candid, funny memoir from the charismatic FOX News channel anchor and Miss America Pageant winner

Celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive

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The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell

The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell by Robert MiraldiCharles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America's class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to some of the most important and largest reform efforts
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Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege

Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Hass

In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local idiom, "Go to Gaza" is another way to say

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"Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions

"Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions by Ian S. MacNiven

A biography--thoughtful and playful--of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing

James Laughlin--poet, publisher, world-class skier--was the man behind some of the most daring, revolutionary works in verse and prose of

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Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart by Lisa Rogak

A New York Times Bestseller
Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts

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How About Never - Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons

How About Never - Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff

Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker
People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this

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The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post

The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post by Marilyn Nissenson

The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff---liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York Post, the oldest continuously published

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The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly

The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly by Marvin Kitman

Fair? Balanced?


To some, Bill O'Reilly is a semi-demented cable TV talk show host who can be an obnoxious, insufferable, opinionated, rude loudmouth whose views, the kinder ones say, are typical right-wing drivel. But there is much more to O'Reilly

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Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible

Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible by Alan Rusbridger

As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music--especially the piano. He sets himself a formidable

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Shouting Won't Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can't Hear You

Shouting Won't Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can't Hear You by Katherine Bouton

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had gone profoundly deaf in her left ear; her

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Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World

Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World by Sam Staggs

One of the twentieth century's most colorful characters brought back to life in this biography by the author of All About All About Eve


With Inventing Elsa Maxwell, Sam Staggs has crafted a landmark biography. Elsa Maxwell (1881-1963) invented herself-not

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Mike Wallace: A Life

Mike Wallace: A Life by Peter Rader

The untold story of how the world's most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news

In his four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes, the

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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age

The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age by Richard Seaver

From Beckett to Burroughs, The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, an iconic literary troublemaker tells the colorful stories behind the stories


Richard Seaver came to Paris in 1950 seeking Hemingway's moveable feast. Paris had become

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In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness

In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness by Jim Axelrod

It's 2008. Jim Axelrod--once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003--is covering the final stages of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Portable Prairie: Confessions of an Unsettled Midwesterner

Portable Prairie: Confessions of an Unsettled Midwesterner by M. J. AndersenA luminous debut that follows a young woman searching for home, near and far from her Midwestern roots.
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The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War

The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War by James Hider

In his fascinating, terrifying and often very funny book, James Hider takes his doubts about religious beliefs straight into the dark heart of the world's holy wars—from Israel to Gaza to Iraq—the birthplace that spawned so many faiths—and

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Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain

"You don't want the book to end; it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages."--Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes


One of nine children born into a penniless North Dublin

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Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism

Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism by Richard J. Tofel

The story of the man who transformed The Wall Street Journal and modern media

In 1929, Barney Kilgore, fresh from college in small-town Indiana, took a sleepy, near bankrupt New York financial paper--The Wall Street Journal--and turned it into

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Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World

Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World by Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher doesn't claim to be a hero. Yet he didn't flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears

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Front Row: Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic Exterior of Vogue's Editor in Chief

Front Row: Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic Exterior of Vogue's Editor in Chief by Jerry Oppenheimer

From the New York Times bestselling author of Just Desserts: Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography comes a scrupulously researched investigative biography that tells the inside story of Anna Wintour's incredible rise to power

From her exclusive

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Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power

Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes

It was a great story. A true story. The kind of story any news producer would love to report, nail down and get on the air. And that's just what Mary Mapes and her producing and reporting team did in September, 2004, when Dan Rather anchored their report

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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War and the Aftermath as Seen by NPR's Correspondent Anne Garrels

Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War and the Aftermath as Seen by NPR's Correspondent Anne Garrels by Anne Garrels

As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reportage, and for her independent take on what

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Dear Pussycat: Mash Notes and Missives from the Desk of Cosmopolitan's Legendary Editor

Dear Pussycat: Mash Notes and Missives from the Desk of Cosmopolitan's Legendary Editor by Helen Gurley BrownThe legendary founding editor of Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown is also a master of correspondence: from rants to raves, from love notes to memos to the fashion editor, this book is a confection of her finest writing.
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American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone

American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone by D. D. Guttenplan

Popular Front columnist and New Deal propagandist. Fearless opponent of McCarthyism and feared scourge of official liars. Enterprising, independent reporter and avid amateur classicist. As D.D. Guttenplan puts it in his compelling book, I.F. Stone did

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Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges

Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Byron Pitts

It was August 25, 2006, my first on-camera studio open for the CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes. Executive Producer Jeff Fager poked his head in the dressing room." Good luck, Brotha! You've come a long way to get here. You've earned it."
...If only

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Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant

Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant by Carol FelsenthalAn acclaimed biographer takes on one of the world's most elusive media moguls in Citizen Newhouse. The harvest of four years and over 400 interviews, Carol Felsenthal's book is an unauthorized investigative biography that paints a tough yet even-handed
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Exit Interview

Exit Interview by David Westin

When David Westin became president of ABC News in March 1997, the division was treading water. "It looked like all the really important news was behind us," he writes. Hardly. For the next thirteen years, Westin would preside over ABC News during some

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Drinking with Miss Dutchie: A Memoir

Drinking with Miss Dutchie: A Memoir by Ed Breslin

Drinking with Miss Dutchie is a story about Dutchie, a Black Labrador, and her lasting impact on the life of her owner and narrator, Ed Breslin. In contrast to the typical tale of dog as man's best friend, Breslin's is a unique reflection on dog as

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I Was Rupert Murdoch's Figleaf

I Was Rupert Murdoch's Figleaf by John BullA pale ray of sunlight seeps through a dusty stained glass window to light a shabby congregation - all kneeling, eyes closed in devout prayer: "Thank you, Lord. Thank you for saving us." The scene is a Fleet Street pub at lunchtime - and, as yet, hardly
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The Best I Recall: A Memoir

The Best I Recall: A Memoir by Gary CartwrightGary Cartwright is one of Texas's legendary writers. In a career spanning nearly six decades, he has been a newspaper reporter, Senior Editor of Texas Monthly, and author of several acclaimed books, including Blood Will Tell, Confessions of a Washed-up
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The Kind of Life It's Been: A Memoir

The Kind of Life It's Been: A Memoir by Lloyd Robertson

For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson lived his dream of working in broadcasting, bringing us the major events of the day. The longest-serving national TV news anchor in Canadian history, first for CBC and then for CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished

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John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog

John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog by Ray E. BoomhowerDuring the 1940s and 1950s, one name, John Bartlow Martin, dominated the pages of the "big slicks," the Saturday Evening Post, LIFE, Harper's, Look, and Collier's. A former reporter for the Indianapolis Times, Martin was one of a handful of freelance writers
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Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent

Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent by AnonymousFollowing her husband's death in October 2014, ‘Kay Buckby', as she wishes to be known, stumbled upon a number of shocking revelations within his diaries and notebooks. Deciding to expose her discoveries, she contacted an Irish ghostwriter to compile
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Bettyville: A Memoir

Bettyville: A Memoir by George HodgmanA witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother—a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love

When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker

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Adventures in the Scribblers Trade: The Most Fun You Can Have

Adventures in the Scribblers Trade: The Most Fun You Can Have by Neil HickeyNeil Hickey was a twenty-four year old job seeker when he heard the editor of a major magazine call journalism "the most fun you can have, standing up."

The young reporter had already come to that conclusion independently after working his way through

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Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant

Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant by Thomas J. C. MartynA former wartime pilot and Time magazine's first foreign editor, Thomas J. C. Martyn had a vision: to establish a weekly news magazine that would rival Time, which in the 1930s was the only magazine of its kind in the United States. Martyn succeeded--so
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Gravel on the Side of the Road: True stories from a broad who has been there

Gravel on the Side of the Road: True stories from a broad who has been there by Kris RadishA woman who worries about carrying a .38 special in her purse, nearly drowns in a desert canyon, flies into the war in Bosnia, dances with the FBI, tells Geraldo he shouldn t put guests in hotel rooms with rats and spends time with murderers, has more
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The Street I Know: The Autobiography of the Last of the Bohemians

The Street I Know: The Autobiography of the Last of the Bohemians by Harold E. StearnsThis fascinating autobiography by Harold Sterns, a central figure of the mythic Lost Generation, casts the era immortalized Hemingway's and Fitzgerald's fiction in new light; a sober and clear-eyed perspective on the hard realities of a time
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Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press by James McGrath Morris

Acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris brings into focus the riveting life of one of the most significant yet least known figures of the civil rights era—pioneering journalist Ethel Payne, the "First Lady of the Black Press"—elevating her

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You're Not Edith: Autobiographical Essays

You're Not Edith: Autobiographical Essays by Allison Gruber

A brazenly funny, poignant memoir. 

This gutsy collection offers a brilliant reflection on life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Gruber captivates with heartbreaking candor

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Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews

Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews by Lloyd J. Graybar

The life of Albert Shaw (1857-1947) reflected in microcosm the changes that American society was undergoing through a critical period. This first full-length study focuses on two themes: Shaw's career as editor and publisher of the Review of Reviews,

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Barry Bingham: A Man of His Word

Barry Bingham: A Man of His Word by Barry Bingham

Barry Bingham, Sr., was one of this country's most influential journalists. Under his half-century of leadership, the Louisville Courier-Journal became one of America's leading newspapers, as attested by six Pulitzer Prizes. In this illuminating oral

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Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss, and Friendship with Joan Didion

Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss, and Friendship with Joan Didion by Sara Davidson

Before the full catastrophe of life struck her broadsides, the writer Joan Didion led a shining, privileged life. She was one of the most admired American writers, reporting in novels and literary journalism from the center of the national story. Her

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Sleeping with Famous Men: Memories of an Unconventional Love Life

Sleeping with Famous Men: Memories of an Unconventional Love Life by Elizabeth Kaye

"It never hurts to meet a sexy man," Elizabeth Kaye's editor once told her.

"It always hurts to meet a sexy man," she said.

With more than forty years of passionate, wisdom-making love affairs behind her, Kaye knew what she was talking about.

In "Sleeping

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Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War

Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War by Marilyn S. Greenwald

Pauline Frederick Reporting is the biography of the life and career of the first woman to become a network news correspondent. After no less an authority than Edward R. Murrow told her there was no place for her in broadcasting, Pauline Frederick (1908-90)

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"Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

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The Poet: The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray

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In the Trenches: Adventures in Journalism and Public Affairs

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Boy Does World: Fifteen Years of Bad Behaviors, Bad Attitudes, and Happy Endings

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You Wake Me Each Morning

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Life in the Wrong Lane

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The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir

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Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

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Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food

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