Natural Blonde

Version: Abridged
Author: Liz Smith
Narrator: Liz Smith
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: September 2000
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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From Tallulah Bankhead to Joan Crawford to the Kennedys and Madonna, the ultimate insider, Liz Smith has hobnobbed, air-kissed, and lunched with just about everybody who's been anybody over the last half-century--and then rushed to tell the world all about it. Now, in this candid, down-to-earth autobiography, she tells all about herself, and does it with the kind of style and warmth that has made her one of the most widely read columnists in history. Liz Smith wasn't always famous, and in Natural Blonde she revals how a young woman from rural Texas came to New York hell-bent on making something of her life. From her salad days as a small-time reporter and proofreader to her triumphs at the Daily News, Newsday, New York Post and her 1995 Emmy for reporting, Liz tells what it is really like to be seen and heard by millions of people every day. One of the most quoted people of our time, she offers a rare, private peek into the real person behind the witty quips and media coverage. Certainly one of the most eagerly anticipated autobiographies in years, Natural Blonde will give Liz Smith readers the item they've been waiting for--the ultimate inside scoop from the "Grande Dame of Dish."

Reviews (2)

Great to listen to on your way to work

Written by Stacey from El Dorado Hills, CA on August 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Once you get past Liz's old warbled voice the story get interesting. I was born in the 70's and she in the 20's so listening to her for about 4 of the five CD's was difficult since I did not know much about who she was speaking about. She does have a wonderful vocabulary and can be quite descriptive at times. It's fluff that is for sure worth a listen. Enjoy!

Natural Blonde

Written by Anonymous on March 8th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book read by the author!! In her 70's, she's funny and outrageous! And still going strong! Just plain fun listening!

Author Details

Author Details

Smith, Liz

Smith was a memorable writer-editor for Sports Illustrated and Cosmopolitan. Her bylined column has appeared daily since 1976 and is syndicated to millions of readers in over 70 newspapers. She won the Matrix Award for journalism and on Emmy Award for TV reporting at WNBC.