Dr. Laura by Vickie L. Bane
The Unauthorized Biography

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the hottest thing to hit national radio since Rush Limbaugh. Sixty thousand people call in to The Dr. Laura Show every day to get abused and berated for admitting their flaws and imperfections. Nearly twenty million people tune in across the country to listen to the humiliation, and more than 2.5 million have bought one of her bestsellers-with the latest book hitting bookstores this September. Dr. Laura has been the subject of countless articles, including features in Vanity Fair and New York magazine. And she recently announced that she has signed an exclusive deal for an hour-long, daily, innovative daytime TV program showcasing her unique insights into today's issues and problems, which will begin airing in the fall of 2000.

Catering to a nearly spellbound cult following, Dr. Laura has built a veritable media empire by spreading moral wisdom and commonsense advice. But what the enchanted public doesn't know is that Schlessingers' own life is a labyrinth of contradictions-from her own divorce (she openly and adamantly chastises divorcees on the air) to her estrangement for her sister and mother (she is known for her supposedly emphatic adherence to family). And is the doctor really a licensed physician? Find out what classmates, colleagues, patients, and pals have to say about the real Dr. Laura! This book turns the tables on America's number-one moral drill sergeant and professional perfectionist, revealing the personal inconsistencies that define the guru himself.


About Vickie L. Bane

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Vicki L. Bane is a special correspondent for People magazine and the co-author of The Lives of Danielle Steel. She lives with her husband and two sons in Colorado.
Published April 1, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books. 243 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In a blow-by-blow biography, Bane, a reporter for People, depicts radio talk-show moralist and bestselling author Schlessinger (Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, etc.) as volatile and vindictive, not to mention as a hypocritical violator of her own tenets.

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If you're one of the nearly 20 million people who listen to the syndicated radio-advice program hosted by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, you've no doubt noticed the dominatrix aura she projects while lashing callers with brusque questions and stinging rebukes until they dissolve into quivering blobs.

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