Golden girl: the story of Jessica Savitch

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Penguin Group (Canada), Mar 22, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 361 pages
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Jessica Savitch earned the love and respect of millions of Americans as NBC's first anchorwoman. But behind the glamorous TV image was a ferociously driven, self-destructive woman, a woman who died at age 36 in a tragic auto accident. Here, as never told before, is her shocking, in-depth story.

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What an interesting life, sad but interesting. Ms. Nash did her homework, and through that work we get a glimpse of a person trapped in a dream. Very powerful book. Read full review


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A feature writer for "Entertainment Weekly", "USA Weekend", and "The New York Times", Alanna Nash is a longtime chronicler of popular culture. She is the author of five books, including "Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia" and "Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch", which was the basis for the feature film "Up Close and Personal". Named one of the "Heavy 100 of Country Music" by "Esquire" magazine, Nash holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the Society of Professional Journalists' National Member of the Year in 1994. Please visit the author's website:

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