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              Books by Sheila Weller

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              Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge
               

              Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Hardback)

              By Weller, Sheila

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $47.60
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              • Internationally sourced

              Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, this work is an affectionate and even-handed portrayal of a woman whose unsurpassed honesty is a reminder of how things should be.

              ISBN 9780374282233
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Pomellato: Since 1967
               

              Pomellato: Since 1967 (Hardback)

              By Weller, Sheila

              • RRP: $187.50
              • $168.75
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              • Internationally sourced

              Celebrating the Milanese house of Pomellato s fiftieth anniversary, this book explores its signature vibrant jewels through the lens of 1967, the year of its founding.

              ISBN 9780847862634
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2017
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge
                

              Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weller, Sheila

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $31.19
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              • Pub Date
                17 Nov 20

              A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid--and brilliant--Carrie Fisher In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller--with heart and a profound feeling for the times--gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Car...ly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher's life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. We follow Fisher's acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap--on the heels of a near-fatal overdose--from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life's work--as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend--was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, I almost wish the expression 'one of a kind' didn't exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others. Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who--as Princess Leia, but mostl
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              ISBN 9781250758255
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Picador
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News
                

              The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Weller, Sheila; Read by Hallett, Morgan

              • RRP: $137.50
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              A provocative look at the three remarkable women who revolutionized television broadcast news For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism, until finally three--Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour--broke through, definitively... remaking America's nightly news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, bestselling author Sheila Weller crafts a lively and eye-opening narrative, revealing the combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these three singular women to infiltrate the once impenetrable boys club and become cultural icons. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Diane Sawyer was a driven, elegant young woman in a time of societal upheaval. Her fierce intellect, almost insuperable work ethic, and mysterious emotional intelligence would catapult Sawyer from being the first female on-air correspondent for 60 Minutes to presenting heartbreaking specials on child poverty in America while anchoring the network flagship, ABC World News Tonight. Katie Couric, always convenient l y underestimated because of her girl-next-door demeanor, brazened her way through a succession of regional TV news jobs until she finally hit it big in New York. In 1991, Couric became the Today show cohost, where over the next fifteen years she transformed the female slot from secondary to preeminent. Couric's greatest triumph--and most bedeviling challenge--was inheriting the mantle of Walter Cronkite at CBS Evening News, as the first woman ever to anchor a prestigious nighttime network news program. A glamorous but unorthodox cosmopolite-- the daughter of a British Catholic mother and Iranian Muslim father--Christiane Amanpour made a virtue of her outsider status. She joined the fledgling CNN on the bottom rung and then became its face, catalyzing its rise to global prominence. Her fearlessness in war zones and before presidents and despots would make her the world's witness to some of
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              ISBN 9781611763171
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation
                

              Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weller, Sheila

              • RRP: $42.50
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              Girls Like Us is a groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists--Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell--and offers an epic treatment of these mid-century women who dared to break tradition.

              ISBN 9780743491488
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2009
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson
               

              Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weller, Sheila

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
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              Originally published: New York: Pocket Books, 1995.

              ISBN 9781631680670
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2016
              Publisher Graymalkin Media
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