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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wonderful Win: Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death

Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death by Rita Cosby

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Hachette

I won this book at Yvette Kelly's Blog - True Crime Book Reviews - which is exactly what you think - If you are looking for a true crime book - you must check this blog out!

About the book:This is a story about deception, secret deals, and a firestorm of trouble.

Anna Nicole Smith was famous for being famous, Americana at its Scarlet Letter-wearing best. A bodacious young girl from Texas, she remade herself into the centerfold of the world. She was a "dumb blonde," a stripper, a Playboy Playmate, a reality TV star, who boldly took her case against her billionaire husband's family all the way to the US Supreme Court. Easy to dismiss, she was nevertheless a complex character - helpless yet brazen, beautiful yet ugly, outwardly confident yet inwardly frightened. Her tragic life and untimely death evoke an odd mix of fascination, shock, and dismay. And through it all, there still exists a voracious thirst to discover more about who she actually was, what motivated her, and especially how she really died.

You probably think you know all there is to know. She lost her son. She accidentally overdosed. She was a drug addict.
You don't know a thing.

In a book that is sure to surprise even the most avid pop culture junkies, Rita Cosby blows the lid off the story of the year. After an in-depth investigation, this is the definitive journalistic account of the Anna Nicole Smith saga - with unearthed secrets and explosive, never-before-told information. (From Barnes and Noble)


About the author: An Emmy-award winning journalist, Rita Cosby hosted the top-rated show on MSNBC, "Rita Cosby: Live & Direct." She also hosted Fox New Channel's highly rated programs, "Fox News Live with Rita Cosby" and "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby." Some of her groundbreaking interviews include: an exclusive interview with Slobodan Milosevic while he was imprisoned at The Hague; an exclusive interview with Yasser Arafat when his compound was under siege; she was the first journalist to see the suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo and witness an actual interrogation; and a rare, private meeting with Pope John Paul II after receiving an exclusive letter from Timothy McVeigh explaining why he carried out the Oklahoma City bombing. Having interviewed more than a dozen world leaders and four US Presidents, she also made headlines for her interviews with Michael Jackson, David Berkowitz and Dr. Jack Kevorkian. She has been a featured guest on hundreds of television and radio shows worldwide and earned her two bachelors' degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death
Publication date: September 2007
ISBN-10:0-446-40611-2
ISBN-13:978-0-446-40611-6
256 pages

3 comments:

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Kristi said...

I removed the above comment because they evidently didn't feel strong enough about their opinion to back it up with their name. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion here - but you have to be willing to stand behind it. If you are going to post derogatory statements about someone or something and then hide behind anonymous - you will be removed.

Rebecca :) said...

I think this book looks interesting. I watched the E! True Hollywood Story about it, but I am sure this book delves so much deeper into the details of it. I mean, how far can E! really delve? I am interested to know your thoughts.

Too bad about the above commenter. That is annoying.

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