March 8, 1999 |
Looking back on his whirlwind relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky, British author Andrew Morton ponders the young woman whose life and times he has just chronicled. What kind of personal feelings did the two have for each other? "I think, after all of those months working together in Los Angeles and New York, we were very much like an old married couple," Morton says. "Lots of arguments. No sex." The author, whose "Monica's Story" (St.
November 17, 1998 |
Monica S. Lewinsky and Princess Diana's biographer have agreed to collaborate on a book about Lewinsky's sexual affair with President Clinton, St. Martin's Press said Monday. St. Martin's declined to disclose the value of the book deal, but the New York Post quoted sources as saying it is in the seven-figure range. The working title is "Monica's Story by Andrew Morton," and it may be on book shelves in February, St. Martin's spokesman John Murphy said.
January 22, 1995 |
This may not be the bottom of the barrel, as the saying goes, but you can certainly reach out and touch it from here. I have never been able to resist a book with a royal title in its title, but after reading the latest crop of books about the equally vapid, egocentric and whiny Prince and Princess of Wales I wanted to rinse my brain out with soap. The Prince and Princess seemed to have summoned all the Knights of the Word Processor in the Kingdom and held a tournament to see who could write the dullest, least informative, most unflattering book.
July 19, 1992 |
This never would have happened if Prince Charles had married me. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales. I stayed up all night to watch her wedding. I admired her metamorphosis from gawky upper-class frump to soignee fashion queen. I'm impressed that she made AIDS her pet cause, and I give her high marks for being a hands-on mother while her hands-off husband is blowing away grouse at Balmoral. I even concede that she looks better in a tiara than I. Still, the princess portrayed in the three biographies rocketing up the best-seller lists--"Diana: Her True Story," "Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows" and "Diana: A Princess and Her Troubled Marriage"--is a woman who needs to get a grip.
June 26, 1992 |
It was the first big blowout of the rapacious 1980s. Not only was the marriage of the dashing Prince to the blushing Lady celebrated throughout the kingdom, 740 million people also watched on the telly. But with the 1980s repudiated, we're also now learning details about happily-ever-after that we probably could do without. Truth's newest version has Princess Diana, the virgin bride, becoming a miserable matron.
November 9, 1989 |
The Queen of England is worth well over 2,000 times her weight in gold. Roughly. In mere money, the 126-pound monarch, almost certainly the world's richest woman at any weight, possesses somewhere between $1.72 billion and $2.04 billion. And--here's the good part--it's all tax free.