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Elizabeth

by Randy J. Taraborrelli

Elizabeth by Randy J. Taraborrelli
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    560 pages
    Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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This moving book traces, for the first time, Elizabeth Taylor's journey through the dark and often lonely world of fame unparalleled in the 1960s and 1970s, during which alcohol and drugs played a major role in her life. It would be with her fifth (and sixth!) husband, actor Richard Burton, that she would learn the life-changing lessons about love and loyalty that finally rescued her from alcohol in the 1980s. This book also details her philanthropic work as an AIDS activist in the 1990s, as well as her stunning success as a businesswoman today.

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"Starred review. Taraborrelli's chatty prose (and bite-size chapters) perfectly complement Taylor's glamorous life of highs and lows to create an irresistible and inspiring tale." - PW.
"Taylor has written two autobiographies of her own, and without the cooperation of so many key figures ... Taraborrelli isn't able to generate any insider feel to his account .... Still, despite all those built-in shortcomings, it's hard not to keep turning pages when the story you're reading is so filled with larger-than-life loves, scandals, tragedies, and, of course, stars, stars, stars." - Booklist.

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