Dispatches from the Gilded Age by Julia Reed audiobook

Dispatches from the Gilded Age: A Few More Thoughts on Interesting People, Far-Flung Places, and the Joys of Southern Comforts

By Julia Reed
Edited by Everett Bexley
Foreword by Roy Blount, Jr.
Read by Carol Monda

Blackstone Publishing 9781250279439

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/30/2022

    ISBN: 9798200927142

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    ISBN: 9798200927135

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    ISBN: 9798200927159

Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dispatches from the Gilded Age is a collection of essays by Julia Reed, one of America’s greatest chroniclers.

In the middle of the night on March eleventh, 1980, the phone rang in Julia Reed’s Georgetown dorm. It was her boss at Newsweek, where she was an intern. He told her to get in her car and drive to her alma mater, the Madeira School. Her former headmistress, Jean Harris, had just shot Dr. Herman Tarnower, The Scarsdale Diet Doctor. Julia didn’t flinch. She dressed, drove to Madeira, got the story—and her first byline—and the new American Gilded Age was off and running.

The end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first was a time in which the high and the low bubbled furiously together and Julia was there with her sharp eye, keen wit, and uproariously clear-eyed way of seeing the world to chronicle this truly spectacular era. Dispatches from the Gilded Age is Julia at her best as she profiles Andre Leon Talley, Sister Helen Prejean, President George and Laura Bush, Madeleine Albright, and others. Listeners will travel to Africa and Cuba with Julia, dine at Le Bernardin, savor steaks at Doe’s Eat Place, consider the fashions of the day, get the recipes for her hot cheese olives and end up with the ride of their lives through Julia’s beloved South.

With a foreword by Roy Blount, Jr. and edited by Julia’s longtime assistant, Everett Bexley.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sharp and fearless, these essays are a fitting tribute to Reed’s life and career.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Julia Reed

Author Bio: Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun, where she writes the magazine’s The High & the Low column. She is the author of But Mama Always Puts Vodka in Her Sangria, Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties, Queen of the Turtle Derby, and Other Southern Phenomena and The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story. She lives in New Orleans.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Audience: Adult
Language: English