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Can’t image any American-English speaker who could so casually drop these lines without pretense or malice: noting “the wrinkled back of his neck looked like foreskin,” says a tiresome person gives her “herpes of the brain,” describes someone as looking like “a pear with a permanent wave,” so accurately pegs Jackie Kennedy’s “strange stare,” describes her much loved new baby as “my dear pink worm.” And on and on and on. Thoroughly enjoyable to me. As others have mentioned, this book isn’t for everyone. If you have no idea who Henry Kissinger or Rupert Murdoch is, don’t know or care the difference between The New Yorker and New York Magazine, thinks AIDS has always been curable with meds or Fleet Street is about running, skip this one.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. My friends who are fascinated with New York society or simply the 1980s.
What did you like best about this story?
It describes an incestuous world- a world so narrow in scope that I found it fascinating. A little disturbing to find out that journalists seemed to not have a problem regularly socializing with their subjects- very disillusioning.
What about Tina Brown’s performance did you like?
Because she lived it, she emphasized the right stuff.
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