Lynn Barber - Author

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Lynn Barber was born in Bagshot in 1944 and read English at Oxford. She worked at Penthouse magazine for seven years and then at the Sunday Express, the Independent on Sunday, Vanity Fair, the Daily Telegraph and now at the Observer. She has won five British Press Awards and a What the Papers Say award. Her books include How to Improve Your Man in Bed and The Single Woman's Sex Book, as well as a study of Victorian naturalists, The Heyday of Natural History. A previous collection of her interviews, Mostly Men, was published in 1991. She is married, with two daughters, and lives in Highgate, London.

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A Curious Career

A Curious Career

Author: Lynn Barber Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

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 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 more 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.

Education

Education

Author: Lynn Barber Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2010

When Lynn Barber was sixteen, a stranger in a maroon sports car pulled up beside her as she was on her way home from school and offered her a ride. It was the beginning of a long journey from innocence to a precocious experience-an affair with an older man that would change her life. Barber's seducer left her with a taste for luxury hotels, posh restaurants and trips abroad-expensive habits that she managed to support in later life as a successful London journalist whose barbed interviews both terrorized and fascinated her smart-set subjects. A poignant, shockingly candid account of the stages in a literary life-from promiscuity at Oxford to a stint at Penthouse to a complex marriage that endured-An Education is a classic of English memoir.

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