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A curious career, Lynn Barber

Label
A curious career
Title
A curious career
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, turned out to be the perfect qualification for a celebrity interviewer. In A Curious Career, Lynn Barber takes us from her early years as a journalist at Penthouse - where she started out interviewing foot fetishists, voyeurs, dominatrices and men who liked wearing nappies - to her later more eminent role interrogating a huge cross-section of celebrities ranging from politicians to film stars, comedians, writers, artists and musicians. A Curious Career is full of glorious anecdotes - the interview with Salvador Dali that, at Dali's invitation, ended up lasting four days, or the drinking session with Shane MacGowan during which they planned to rob a bank. It also contains eye-opening transcripts, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude Marianne Faithfull. A wonderfully frank and funny memoir by Britain's greatest and most ferocious interviewer, A Curious Career is also a fascinating window into the lives of celebrities and the changing world of journalism
Summary
A frank and lighthearted memoir by the award-winning British journalist discusses her early career at Penthouse, her work with such publications as the Telegraph and Vanity Fair and her intimate interviews with such figures as Gore Vidal and Rudolph Nureyev
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10357867
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Lynn
Dewey number
070.43092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN5123.B289
LC item number
C87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barber, Lynn
  • Interviewing in journalism
Target audience
adult
Label
A curious career, Lynn Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055310
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781408837191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408837191
  • (OCoLC)860395563
Label
A curious career, Lynn Barber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055310
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781408837191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408837191
  • (OCoLC)860395563

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