Natural blonde: a memoir

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Hyperion, Sep 19, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 460 pages
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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 whos been anybody over the last half centuryand 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. But she wasnt always famous, and in Natural Blonde she reveals 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, typist, and proofreader to her triumphs at the Daily News, Newsday, New York Post and her 1995 Emmy for reporting, Liz tells what its really like to be seen and heard by millions of people every day. One of the most quoted people of our time, she offers a rare, private peek into the real person behind the witty quips and media coverage. Certainly one of the most eagerly anticipated autobiographies in years, Natural Blonde will give Liz Smith readers the item theyve been waiting forthe ultimate inside scoop from the Grande Dame of dish.A selection of Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club.

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written in 2000 i picked it up at library book sale and enjoyed all her stories. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Smith 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. She won the Matrix Award for journalism and on Emmy Award for TV reporting at WNBC.