Lynn Barber A Curious Career

ISBN 13: 9781408837191

A Curious Career

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9781408837191: A Curious Career

Barber's recollections of her time as a celebrity interviewer follow the success of An Education, her memoir of her early life. It should be a delight, dripping with gems about her encounters with everyone from Rudolf Nureyev to Lady Gaga ( Sunday Times)

Packed full of incredible stories ( Glamour)

The book of the career of the ferocious interviewer: what happens, she says, when a nosy child grows up to find her perfect job (Katy Guest Independent on Sunday)

Praise for Lynn Barber:

'Barber's elegant prose radiates love

(Jane Shilling Daily Telegraph)

Lots of fun ... very moving ( Evening Standard)

Funny, bold, incisive, clever and interesting ( Independent)

Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout ( Zoe Heller)

The queen bee of the celebrity interview ( Daily Mail)

For a guide [to journalism], there could be no better place to start than with Lynn Barber's second volume of autobiography, A Curious Career (Olivia Cole GQ)

Funny, thoughtful and beautifully written ( Glamour )

Barber's back with a candid and extremely entertaining account of her early career as a celebrity interviewer that's packed with anecdotes illuminating both her own and her interviewees' lives ... I read this in a sitting, unable to stop smiling ( Women & Home )

A riot of a read - funny, irreverent, artlessly frank (Decca Aitkenhead Guardian )

Barber turned the interview into an art form ... Like all the best conjurors, she relies on speed, practice, psychological insight, a powerful imagination and phenomenally acute observation. For nearly half a century she has held up a mirror in which her contemporaries see themselves reflected with a precision and panache most novelists would envy - and most biographers too (Hilary Spurling Guardian )

A terrific read ... Lynn Barber can take an over-interviewed, not-terribly-interesting celebrity and write 5,000 words about them that are so clever, bold and funny you want to read to the very end ( Financial Times)

For fans of Lynn Barber, A Curious Career will delight and entertain. For anyone contemplating a career in celebrity journalist, it's absolutely indispensible ***** ( Mail on Sunday)

Barber brilliantly nails the ghastly black-comedy irrationality of grief and the quietly heroic business of keeping-on keeping-in while everything simultaneously stops making sense ... Barber's wince-making eloquence on the pain of fresh widowhood lingered long after I finished A Curious Career. And then at the end I felt terribly disappointed; even having read it as slowly as I dared, at 211 pages it was all over far too quickly ... both on the page and in real life, Lynn Barber invariably leaves you wanting more ( Sunday Times)

Incredibly satisfying and enjoyable: witty, mischievous, insightful, and, one occasion, elegiac ... A veritable masterclass in how it's done ( Rachel Cooke, Observer)

She cuts, sparkles, is sometimes generous, never daunted, always full of verve ... Readers will love this pacy, absorbing book ( Independent)

A hugely enjoyable read - the gold standard of professional prying ( Evening Standard)

Reseña del editor:

Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives. This talent for nosiness, coupled with her unusual lack of the very English fear of social embarrassment, is the perfect blend for a celebrity interviewer. Barber takes us through her early career at Penthouse where she started out interviewing foot fetishists, voyeurs, dominatrices and men who liked wearing nappies, through her later more eminent career at the Telegraph, Sunday Express, Vanity Fair, Observer and Sunday Times. Barber has interviewed a huge cross-section of celebrities throughout her career; politicians, film stars, comedians, dancers and musicians, including Gore Vidal, Rudolph Nureyev, Lady Gaga, James Stewart and Dirk Bogarde to name but a few. Characterised by her witty and honest style, An Interviewing Life is full of glorious anecdotes such as the interview with Salvador Dali that was only supposed to last one day and ended up running into four at Dali's invitation, culminating in him gifting her a conical hat made of wax that he had originally designed for his wife to wear to fancy dress ball in the 1930s. Filled with transcripts of interview highlights, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude 'ratty old rock chick' Marianne Faithfull, and the interview with Rafael Nadal which infuriated his fans so much Barber saw her Twitter followers double so that his fans were able to abuse her online. Not only is An Interviewing Life a fascinating window into the lives of those has she interviewed, but also into the world of journalism itself and into Lynn Barber's own life.

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