Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous
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Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous

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Schwarzenegger intimidates.
Sharon Stone strips.
Leno and Letterman duel.
In twenty years of raw and raucous celebrity profiles

Irreverently bold journalist Bill Zehme has long been celebrated for his ability to get under the skins of our most elusive icons, from the evasive Warren Beatty to the ever-unpredictable Madonna to the much misunderstood Barry Manilow. Now his mos...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 26th 2002 by Delta (first published 2002)
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Kirsti
Celebrity profiles by one of the best magazine writers in the business. Warren Beatty can dial a phone faster than anyone else who ever lived! Barry Manilow's father was a truck driver! Sharon Stone is a great baker and keeps a loaded shotgun under her bed! Eddie Murphy was driving around sketchy areas and talking to prostitutes years before he got caught with a transvestite in his car! Madonna smells unbelievably good in person! Who knew??

Some of Zehme's more unusual questions:

To David Letterma...more
Nancy
Bill Zehme is a little too impressed with himself for me to have thoroughly enjoyed this book. That said, some of the profiles were indeed fabulously interesting and engaging. However, some were just funny, and some were depressingly mean. Worth reading the individual chapters on the celebrities you most love, but as a book, it doesn't hold together, in my opinion.
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