Number of page: 352
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A moving and compulsively readable look into the lives, loves, relationships, and rivalries among the three women at the heart of the British royal family today: Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Kate Middleton—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Good Son, These Few Precious Days, and The Day Diana Died.One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet—a dutiful daughter, a frustrated mother, a doting grandmother, a steel-willed taskmaster, a wily stateswoman, an enduring symbol of an institution that has lasted a thousand years, and a global icon who has not only been an eyewitness to history but a part of it. One is the great-granddaughter of a King’s mistress and one of the most famous “other women” of the modern age—a woman who somehow survived a firestorm of scorn to ultimately marry the love of her life, and in the process replace her arch rival, one of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a flight attendant-turned-millionaire entrepreneur, a fashion scion the equal of her adored mother-in-law, and the first woman since King George V’s wife, Queen Mary, to lay claim to being the daughter-in-law of one future king, the wife another, and the mother of yet another. Game of Crowns is an in-depth and exquisitely researched exploration of the lives of these three remarkable women and the striking and sometimes subtle ways in which their lives intersect and intertwine. Examining their surprising similarities and stark differences, Andersen travels beyond the royal palace walls to illustrate who these three women really are today—and how they will directly reshape the landscape of the monarchy.
Game of Crowns I only read the sample of this book. So far..it had my interest and now my curiosity is piqued.
Game of Crowns I only read the sample of this book. So far..it had my interest and now my curiosity is piqued.
The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved
The 1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic look into the lives of the Kennedys including new details about JFK Jr his relationship with his mother his many girlfriends and the night of his tragic death Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies boasting sixteen bestsellers among them These Few Precious Days Mick and William and Kate Now in his latest thrilling book new and untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr come to light At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK Jr s life that with his mother the beautiful and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis Andersen explores his reactions to his mother s post Dallas suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs as well as men how Jackie felt about the women in her son s life from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette to his turbulent marriage the plane crash the took his life and the aftermath of shock loss grief and confusion Offering new insights into the intense tender often stormy relationship between this iconic mother and son The Good Son is a riveting bittersweet biography for lovers of all things Kennedy
Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger
He s a smart little mother I ll give him that KEITH RICHARDS on MICK JAGGERIS he Jumpin Jack Flash A Street Fighting Man A Man of Wealth and Taste All this it turns out and far more By any definition Mick Jagger is a force of nature a complete original and undeniably one of the dominant cultural figures of our time Swaggering strutting sometimes elusive always spellbinding he grabbed us by our collective throat a half century ago and unlike so many of his gifted peers never let go For decades Mick has jealously guarded his many shocking secrets until now As the Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary journalist and 1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen tears the mask from rock s most complex and enigmatic icon in a no holds barred biography as impossible to ignore as Jagger himself Based on interviews with friends family members fellow music legends and industry insiders as well as wives and legions of lovers MICK sheds new light on a man whose very name defines an era and candidly reveals New details about Jagger s jaw dropping sexual exploits with more than four thousand women including Madonna Angelina Jolie Carly Simon Linda Ronstadt Uma Thurman and France s First Lady Carla Bruni as well as his encounters with several of rock s biggest male stars Also the day Mick s wife Jerry Hall and Keith Richards pleaded with Jagger to seek treatment for sex addiction The backstage drama surrounding Mick s knighthood and Jagger s little known ties to Britain s Royal Family including Prince William and Kate Middleton What he really thinks of today s superstars including Lady Gaga Britney Spears Beyoncé Justin Timberlake Kanye West and Justin Bieber Never before revealed behind the scenes accounts of his often turbulent relationships from his band mates ravenous groupies and rabid fans to such intimates as Andy Warhol John Lennon Jackie Onassis Bill Clinton and others Cocaine LSD hashish and speed the flabbergasting truth about the extent of Jagger s substance abuse and how long it really went on A rare glimpse into Mick s business dealings and the killer instinct that has enabled him to amass a personal fortune well in excess of 400 million The stormy marriage between Mick and Keith that nearly ran aground over Keith s searing comments and all the scandal mayhem excess madness and genius that went into making the Rolling Stones the world s greatest rock and roll band Like its subject this book is explosive and riveting the definitive biography of a living legend who has kept us thrilled confounded and astounded THIS IS MICK
Barbra: The Way She Is
Funny I don t feel like a legend Barbra StreisandShe is a one name legend a global icon the ultimate diva Yet most of what we know about Barbra Joan Streisand is the stuff of caricature the Brooklyn girl made good the ugly duckling who blossomed into a modern day Nefertiti the political dilettante driving to the barricades in her Rolls Royce the Oscar winning actress and bona fide movie mogul the greatest female singer who ever lived a skinflint a philanthropist a connoisseur and a barbarian the woman whose physical characteristics are instantly identifiable around the planet the tapered nails those slightly crossed eyes that nose the voice Even to the multitudes around the world who idolize her Streisand remains aloof unknowable tantalizingly beyond reach Until now In the manner of his l New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died as well as Jack and Jackie Jackie After Jack An Affair to Remember and Sweet Caroline Christopher Andersen taps into important sources eyewitnesses to Streisand s remarkable life and career to paint a startling portrait of the artist and the woman Among the revelations Surprising new details about her wedding and marriage to James Brolin New information about her many failed love affairs including her never before revealed relationships with Prince Charles and Princess Diana s doomed lover Dodi Fayed as well as Warren Beatty Ryan O Neal former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau Steve McQueen Richard Gere Kris Kristofferson Don Johnson Jon Voight Andre Agassi newsman Peter Jennings and more A provocative inside account of what really went on between Streisand and Bill Clinton in the White House what their relationship is like today and how Hillary feels about Barbra From Funny Girl and The Way We Were to Yentl and The Prince of Tides and in the recording sessions that produced some of the biggest hits in music history new behind the scenes details of the brilliance the obsessive drive for perfection and the Callas sized ego New insights into Barbra s relationship with her only child Jason Whether you love her hate her or are simply spellbound by her titanic talent Barbra is one thing above all others a true American original
William and Kate: And Baby George: Royal Baby Edition
With a new chapter on the birth of the royal baby and 17 new photos the complete story of the romance and marriage of William and Kate and their son George Alexander Louis Windsor His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge as told by 1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen I put it to William particularly that if you find someone you love in life you must hang on to that love and look after it You must protect it Diana Princess of Wales The book thatsurprised the industry now updated with a new chapter on the wedding and 15 wedding photographs Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most celebrated unions of the twenty first century he the charismatic prince who would someday be crowned king of England she the stunningly beautiful commoner who won his heart Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amid the scandals power struggles tragedies and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain s Royal Family In the process they became the most written about gossiped about admired and envied young couple of their generation Yet for most of their nearly decade long affair William and Kate have remained famously quiet and kept their royal relationship a tantalizing mystery Now journalist and 1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen reveals the intimate details of their celebrated courtship and offers a mesmerizing glimpse of the man and wife and future king and queen they will become William s lifelong role as confidant and adviser to his fragile mother and how it has shaped his relationship with Kate The lengths the couple went to to keep their affair secret from their first days together as university students when he cheered her on as she modeled racy lingerie at a fashion show William s romantic conquests before and during his decade long romance with Kate The person who was really behind their headlinemaking breakup and how Kate won back her prince The shocking sex and drugs scandals involving Kate s wild relatives and how the would be queen survived them The long troubling influence of William s substance abusing aristocrat friends and the depression Kate rescued him from Stunning new information on the threats to both their lives the nightmare scenario that haunts William s dreams to this day and their narrow escape from repeating Diana s fate Surprising details on the Queen s historic plans for William and Kate which will forever change the face of the monarchy For many William and Kate s union represents an opportunity to recapture the magic the compelling and complicated legacy of his beloved mother Diana Princess of Wales Part glittering fairy tale part searing family drama part political potboiler part heart stopping cliff hanger theirs is above all else an affair to remember Theirs is the story of two young people who found each other in college came perilously close to losing what they had forever and pulled back from the brink at the last possible moment Theirs is the story of private moments stolen for public consumption of harrowing car chases of scorching personal dramas played out behind the scenes of calm heads prevailing in times of panic and of a singular devotion made stronger by time The saga of William and Kate is one thing above all else a love story From William and Kate A Royal Love Story