Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781984830012
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

The behind-the-scenes access of Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade. Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she's equal parts excited and scared, but also ready. She's got this. Soon Josie is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even finds herself catching feelings for the subject of her profile, dazzling young newcomer Marius Canet. Josie's world is expanding so rapidly, she doesn't know whether she's flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, the answer is clear: she's in over her head. One woman's account leads to another and another. Josie wants to expose the man responsible, but she's reluctant to speak up, unsure if this is her story to tell. What if she lets down the women who have entrusted her with their stories? What if this ends her writing career before it even begins? There are so many reasons not to go ahead, but if Josie doesn't step up, who will? From the author of Full Disclosure, this is a moving testament to the MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other. "Brave, necessary, and unflinchingly real, Off the Record is an instant classic." --Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781982169602
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

With humour and heart, Peter shares never-before-told stories from his distinguished career, including reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the horror of 9/11, walking the beaches of Normandy with Tom Brokaw, and talking with Canadian prime ministers from John Diefenbaker to Justin Trudeau. But it's far from all serious. Peter also writes about finding the 'cure' for baldness in China and landing the role of Peter Moosebridge in Disney's Zootopia. From the first (and only) time he was late to broadcast to his poignant interview with the late Gord Downie, these are the moments that have stuck with him.

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780374708344
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

When Norman Pearlstine—as editor in chief of Time Inc.—agreed to give prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald a reporter's notes of a conversation with a "confidential source," he was vilified for betraying the freedom of the press. But in this hard-hitting inside story, Pearlstine shows that "Plamegate" was not the clear case it seemed to be—and that confidentiality has become a weapon in the White House's war on the press, a war fought with the unwitting complicity of the press itself. Watergate and the publication of the Pentagon Papers are the benchmark incidents of government malfeasance exposed by a fearless press. But as Pearlstine explains with great clarity and brio, the press's hunger for a new Watergate has made reporters vulnerable to officials who use confidentiality to get their message out, even if it means leaking state secrets and breaking the law. Prosecutors appointed to investigate the government have investigated the press instead; news organizations such as The New York Times have defended the principle of confidentiality at all costs—implicitly putting themselves above the law. Meanwhile, the use of unnamed sources has become common in everything from celebrity weeklies to the so-called papers of record. What is to be done? Pearlstine calls on Congress to pass a federal shield law protecting journalists from the needless intrusions of government; at the same time, he calls on the press to name its sources whenever possible. Off the Record is a powerful argument with the vividness and narrative drive of the best long-form journalism; it is sure to spark controversy among the people who run the government—and among the people who tell their stories.

Publisher : OUP USA
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780195386912
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 342

In Off the Record, author and pianist Neal Peres Da Costa explores Romantic-era performance practices through a range of early sound recordings--acoustic, piano roll and electric--that capture a generation of highly-esteemed pianists trained as far back as the mid-nineteenth-century.

Publisher : Hachette India
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9789350097854
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 308

`[Ajith?s book] is the first full account I have seen between hard covers which is exclusively about a journalist?s adventures and journeys in the field... An extraordinary first ?rough draft of history?, a portrait of India from the 80s to the present time.? ? Vinod Mehta `Ajith Pillai?s account of his journalistic odyssey covers the period of India?s Great Transformation from the 1980s to the present. He does so with incisive wit and insight into a breathtaking range of issues. This ought to be a handbook for all aspiring journalists, since Pillai is an enemy of sycophantic corporate ideology and craven submissiveness to wealth and power which characterize most of today?s celebritywriters.? ? Jeremy Seabrook, British author and columnist In a journalist?s career, the best stories can seldom be published? Veteran journalist Ajith Pillai?s colourful career spanning nearly three decades has taken him from the murky underworld of Bombay to the icy heights of Kargil; yet, the reports he has written are only half the story. Now, for the first time, the `off-the-record? experiences that never found their way to print are presented in this witty and engaging memoir. Beginning with a call from a furious Chota Shakeel, Dawood Ibrahim?s right-hand man, asking him to retract a story on `Bhai? or face the consequence, Ajith takes the reader on a journey that sees him guide V.S. Naipaul to meet the `boys? from the underworld; follow the sensuous Silk Smitha around Bombay on a New Year?s eve; witness the first shots of Operation Vijay during the Kargil War; track, along with a colleague, a Brigadier accused of high treason across the country; stumble upon embarrassed Congressmen in Kamathipura, Bombay?s red-light district; discover who was actually pulling the strings during Vajpayee?s tenure as PM; and coordinate the coverage of the multimillion dollar Scorpene submarine scam and the sensational Radia tapes. Written with Ajith?s trademark wry humour, these real stories, often more entertaining than fiction, are a testament to a journalist?s life, as well as a comment on the changing nature of the effervescent Indian media.

Publisher : Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 184772101X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 496

General Adult. Presenting an 'as it happened' story of one of the greatest pop group The Beatles, this work features a collection of quotes from the Sixties by John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves and a host of others who were close to the group during the heady days of Beatlemania and beyond, including their families, fellow musicians, and others.

Publisher : Springer
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781137339652
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 301

Because oral history interviews are personal interactions between human beings, they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. These reflections from oral historians provide honest and rigorous analyses of actual oral history practice that address the complexities of a human-centered methodology.

Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0826211194
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 496

"Gathered for the first time, Truman's private papers--diaries, letters, and memoranda--cover the period from his occupancy of the White House in 1945 to shortly before his death in 1972. Students and scholars will find valuable material on major events of the Truman years, from the Potsdam Conference to the Korean War."--Publishers website.

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780007389483
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

First published in 2004 and updated in 2006 to include his first full season with Real Madrid.

Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781911600602
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 192

Want to know more about history and politics? Then you should probably go and read a proper book. Fancy a laugh at some smutty jokes? Then go and read Viz. But if you fancy a combination of the two, this is the book for you. In Off The Record, bitter and twisted leftie news reporter Jonathan Pie picks ten of the world's worst wankers and tears them apart. Here you'll find the answers to some difficult questions. Was Blair just a Tory in disguise? Did Cameron really have sexual relations with that pig? Just how the fuck did we end up with President Donald Trump? It's the ultimate guide to political arseholery. With extra swearing.