Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 31, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages

The gripping true story of Angelina Jolie, from #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Andrew Morton.

"I like to collect knives," says Angelina Jolie, "but I also collect first edition books." At first glance, she might seem to be someone without any secrets, talking openly about her love life, sexual preferences, drug use, cutting, and tattoos--and why she kissed her brother on the lips in public. And yet mysteries remain: What was really going on in her brief, impulsive marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and what was going on in her partnership with Brad Pitt? What's behind the oft-reported feud with her father, the Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight? What drove her to become a mother of six children in six years? And—perhaps most puzzling of all—what about the other side of Angelina: How did this talented but troubled young actress, barely 35 years old, become a respected Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations as well as the "most powerful celebrity in the world" (unseating Oprah Winfrey) on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list?

The answers that Andrew Morton has uncovered are astonishing, taking us deep inside Angelina's world to show us what shaped her as a child, as an actress, and as a woman struggling to overcome personal demons that have never before been revealed. In this spellbinding biography, Andrew Morton draws upon far-reaching original interviews and research, accompanied by exclusive private photographs, to show us the true story behind both the wild excesses of Angelina's youth and her remarkable work with children and victims of poverty and disaster today.

 

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I don't know why I keep reading unauthorized biographies. They always end up being weirdly convinced that the subject is incredibly psychologically twisted and bringing in "experts" to diagnose people ... Read full review

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Well written, but if you are looking for any big revelations, well, you won't find it here. The biggest revelation in the whole book is that Jon Voight was probably not as bad a father as he is ... Read full review

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Contents

THE IVORY TOWER
1
CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
24
CHAPTER THREE
44
CHAPTER FOUR
61
CHAPTER FIVE
83
CHAPTER SIX
101
CHAPTER SEVEN
119
CHAPTER TEN
178
CHAPTER ELEVEN
196
CHAPTER TWELVE
218
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
237
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
252
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
270
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
284
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND SOURCE NOTES
307

CHAPTER EIGHT
140
CHAPTER NINE
160

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About the author (2010)

Andrew Morton is one of the world's best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking biography Diana: Her True Story was a #1 New York Times bestseller, as was Monica's Story, an authorized biography of Monica Lewinsky, and Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. The winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year, his other New York Times bestsellers include an unauthorized biography of Madonna, as well as William & Catherine: Their Story. He lives in London.

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