Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli

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For more than six decades Elizabeth Taylor has been a part of our lives. Now acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli looks past the tabloid version of Elizabeth's life and offers the first-ever fully realized portrait of this American icon. You'll meet her controlling mother who plotted her daughter's success from birth...see the qualities that catapulted Elizabeth to stardom in 1940s Hollywood...understand the psychological and emotional underpinnings behind the eight marriages...and, finally, rejoice in Elizabeth's most bravura performance of all: the new success in family, friendships, and philanthropy she achieved despite substance abuse and chronic illness. It's the story of the woman you thought you knew--and now can finally understand.

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J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs. He is the bestselling author of eight books. Taraborrelli is a reporter for the Times (London), Paris Match, and The Daily Mail (UK) and a contributor to Redbook, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping.
Published August 29, 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. 688 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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After detailing yet another embarrassing episode or inexcusable deed, the author attempts to make excuses for his subject, consistently starting sentences with the phrase “to be fair.” Where has there ever been a place for “fair” in the provocatively offensive pages of an unauthorized biography?

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Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most beautiful and talented woman to grace the silver screen.

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Although Taylor did not sit down for interviews for the book, Taraborrelli says in the source notes that she "encouraged members of her inner circle" to talk.Among highlights in Taraborrelli's more than 500-page book, which covers the years through 2000: Schooled by studio tutors, she was so poor...

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Although many aspects of Taylor's life are less than ideal, Taraborrelli puts a positive spin on all aspects of both Taylor's public and private lives.

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