A Curious Career (2019)

A Curious Career Lynn Barber by her own admission has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their
  • Title: A Curious Career
  • Author: Lynn Barber
  • ISBN: 9781408837191
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Curious Career
    Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives This talent for nosiness, coupled with her unusual lack of the very English fear of social embarrassment, turned out to be the perfect qualification for a celebrity iLynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives This talent for nosiness, coupled with her unusual lack of the very English fear of social embarrassment, turned out to be the perfect qualification for a celebrity interviewer.In A Curious Career, Lynn Barber takes us from her early years as a journalist at Penthouse where she started out interviewing foot fetishists, voyeurs, dominatrices and men who liked wearing nappies to her later eminent role interrogating a huge cross section of celebrities ranging from politicians to film stars, comedians, writers, artists and musicians A Curious Career is full of glorious anecdotes the interview with Salvador Dali that, at Dali s invitation, ended up lasting four days, or the drinking session with Shane MacGowan during which they planned to rob a bank It also contains eye opening transcripts, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude Marianne Faithfull.A wonderfully frank and funny memoir by Britain s greatest and most ferocious interviewer, A Curious Career is also a fascinating window into the lives of celebrities and the changing world of journalism.
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    1. Lynn Barber is the doyen of the combative celebrity interview an acerbic, scabrous puncturer of A list pomposity and pretension 1CA Curious Career 1D represents Barber 19s attempt to analyse the art of interviewing, while also serving as a partial memoir.Some of Barber 19s most famous interviews are reproduced in full in 1CA Curious Career 1D This is a tremendous choice in the case of Christopher Hitchens who Barber interviewed during the final weeks of his battle with cancer , Barber 19s fantas [...]

    2. I enjoyed this autobiographical journey by British interviewer profile writer Lynn Barber Particularly the first half, then I began to tire a little of the dominant I voice as I now recall I often did when reading Barber s work in various Sunday supplements Caveat envy likely at work here Few journalists are given the license to turn their own stories of their travails with egomaniacal, difficult or monosyllabic subjects into their pieces I never was one of them Some of Barber s encounters posit [...]

    3. I very much enjoyed this book Barber is truly funny and I enjoyed her wit throughout I found the interview process and her thought process most fascinating and could have read a book entirely of that Based on that alone, I d have given it 4 stars but I honestly didn t enjoy reading the interviews she d written, which took up most of a chapter, and were often with people with whom I was unfamiliar nor did I care I did read up on them all, however, to try to best understand their claim to fame and [...]

    4. Lynne Barber being her usual cynical, honest and funny self Her interviews with Tracey Emin revealing , Hilary Mantel fierce and Marianne Faithful rude are as stand out as her tips for wannabe journalists don t ask celebrities anything you could find out online and instead ask them how often they call their mum.

    5. Lynn Barber is a journalist, and her interviews have appeared in many different publications In this short memoir, she includes interviews with a few of her subjects my favorites being Christopher Hitchens and Hilary Mantel Barber was also the young female subject of An Education.

    6. I picked up this slim volume not realizing her earlier memoir had been the basis of the film An Education, or that this one was a retrospective of her favorite interviews with commentary Nevertheless, I heartily enjoyed it

    7. Entertaining read, likely to prove interesting to writers and journos particularly as it includes nuggets of advice on interviewing technique but accessible to anyone Includes a selection of her interviews and some of the stories around them.

    8. I didn t know many of the interviewees in this memoir of a celebrity journalist, but I was still delighted by the candor, writing skills and humor of Lynn Barber.

    9. Brilliant read and as much about Lynn s career and what she has learned about life as the celebs she s met.

    10. A very insightful book on how the world of celebrity interviewing in feature pieces works.

    11. Lynn is one of my favourite writers so I could already tell I was going to love it wish it was longer

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