Susan Page – The Rulebraker Barbara Walters biografie

Susan Page The Rulebreaker Barbara Walters biografie recensie, review en informatie over de inhoud van het boek over de succesvolle en grensverleggende Amerikaanse televisiepresentatrice. Op 23 april 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de biografie van de Amerikaanse televisiejournaliste Barbara Walters, geschreven door Susan Page. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van de biografie, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Susan Page The Rulebreeaker Barbara Walters biografie recensie en review

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  • “…Soars and shines with intriguing story after story about such a legendary life… Page expertly portrays Walters as an important figure in society, but she also shows what made her human.. A definitive and deeply researched biography, likely to be in high demand at all libraries, especially those with book clubs.” (Library Journal)
  • An impeccably researched and deeply sourced biography and a
    respectful and balanced portrait of this groundbreaking icon of American journalism.” (Booklist)

Susan Page The Rulebreaker Barbara Walters biografie

The Rulebreaker

The Life and Times of Barbara Walters

  • Auteur: Susan Page (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: biografie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 23 april 2024
  • Omvang: 464 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $30.99 / $16.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van de biografie van Barbara Walters

The definitive biography of the most successful female broadcaster of all time—Barbara Walters—a woman whose personal demons fueled an ambition that broke all the rules and finally gave women a permanent place on the air, written by bestselling author Susan Page.

Barbara Walters was a force from the time TV was exploding on the American scene in the 1960s to its waning dominance in a new world of competition from streaming services and social media half a century later. She was not just a groundbreaker for women (Oprah announced when she was seventeen that she wanted to be Barbara Walters), but also expanded the big TV interview and then dominated the genre. By the end of her career, she had interviewed more of the famous and infamous, from presidents to movie stars to criminals to despots, than any other journalist in history. Then at sixty-seven, past the age many female broadcasters found themselves involuntarily retired, she pioneered a new form of talk TV called The View. She is on the short list of those who have left the biggest imprints on television news and on our culture, male or female. So, who was the woman behind the legacy?

In The Rulebreaker, Susan Page conducts 150 interviews and extensive archival research to discover that Walters was driven to keep herself and her family afloat after her mercurial and famous impresario father attempted suicide. But she never lost the fear of an impending catastrophe, which is what led her to ask for things no woman had ever asked for before, to ignore the rules of misogynistic culture, to outcompete her most ferocious competitors, and to protect her complicated marriages and love life from scrutiny.

Page breaks news on every front—from the daring things Walters did to become the woman who reinvented the TV interview to the secrets she kept until her death. This is the eye-opening account of the woman who knew she had to break all the rules so she could break all the rules about what viewers deserved to know.

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