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Book Title: Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, And American Politics|
Date of issue: March 18th 1998
ISBN 13: 9780688149147
The author of the book: Gail Collins
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 985 KB
Edition: William Morrow
Read full description of the books Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, And American Politics:Did Hillary Clinton throw a lamp at Bill on Inauguration Eve 1993? 'What ex-professional football player, known for a squeaky clean image, got caught in bed with a sexy woman and claimed it was all a set up? Who started the rumor about Mamie Eisenhower's drinking problems? About Richard Gere's interesting sexual partners? Did you know George Bush and Bob Dole had mistresses?Some of these things are true -- others are just rumors -- but all of them were gossiped about, and they are just a delicious sampling of the unforgettable tidbits offered up in the bewitching Scorpion Tongues.
Gail Collins has pulled together an immensely appealing, bag-o'- popcorn book, with one intriguing piece of rumor and innuendo following another in a veritable parade of peccadillos and misdeeds. But Collins also explores the more serious effects of gossip, noting that it can be as unpredictable as a summer tornado, flattening one person's reputation while passing over another's with hardly a rustle. Compare, for example, Gary Hart's career-ending "Monkey Business" trip with JFK's conquest of a stewardess, which he confessed to by flippantly saying, "I got into the blonde." 'With anecdotes and illustrations from politics, movies, television, culture, and sports, Scorpion Tongues offers sinful scandals and mild hearsay for every taste.
Read information about the authorGail Collins was the Editorial Page Editor of The New York Times from 2001 to January 1, 2007. She was the first woman Editorial Page Editor at the Times.
Born as Gail Gleason, Collins has a degree in journalism from Marquette University and an M.A. in government from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Beyond her work as a journalist, Collins has published several books; Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics, America's Woman: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, and The Millennium Book which she co-authored with her husband Dan Collins.
She was also a journalism instructor at Southern Connecticut State University.
She is married to Dan Collins of CBS.
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