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Born: 1942-04-04
Profession: Journalist
Nation: American
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My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as 'an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.'

Tags: Happiness, Life, Music

Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure fair pay for women in the workplace. In addition, he succeeded in getting a measure passed to end discrimination against gays in the military.

Tags: Against, End, Women

Shortly after Senator Eugene J. McCarthy died in 2005 the age of 89, I became an honorary member of the committee starting a fellowship in McCarthy's name at his alma mater, Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Tags: After, Age, Name

The authorized biographers - the ones hand-picked to write the sanitized version of a subject's life - sit up front with the swells while the unauthorized biographer who writes without access or approval gets elbowed to the back of the bus.

Tags: Life, While, Write

The rumors of Frank Sinatra's violence and his ties to organized crime were such that journalists joked in print about me ending up in concrete boots and sleeping with the fishes if I proceeded to write his biography.

Tags: Rumors, Violence, Write

When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father's rightful heir, she laid upon him the mantle of Camelot and the enduring mystique of John F. Kennedy, who, according to polls, continues to be America's most beloved president.

Tags: America, Father, Him

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.

Tags: Apology, Hero, Someone

There's still time for redemption if I live long enough, don't you think?

Tags: Enough, Redemption, Time

Gay marriage has jumped out of the closet on to the front page. Everyone from the president of the U.S. to retired four-star general Colin Powell is embracing the issue, now supported by most Americans. Still, a few people, like former First Lady Laura Bush appear to be conflicted.

Tags: Everyone, Gay, Marriage

I am what is known as a benched Catholic and disillusioned by the church doctrine. I believe in things the Catholic Church does not believe in: divorce being one, and a women's right to choose being another.

Tags: Another, Divorce, Women

Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war.

Tags: House, United, War

He ordered killings as easily as he ordered linguine.

Tags: Easily, Ordered

I have believed in the biographies I have written. I truly can tell you that they have influenced our society politically, culturally, socially.

Tags: Society, Tell, Written

I tend to place my own value in spirituality rather than religiosity.

Tags: Place, Rather, Value

I would love to do an unauthorized biography about Congress... It's like a secret society up there.

Tags: Love, Secret, Society

JFK used to say the bishops and the cardinals were all Republicans, but the nuns were Democrats! I sort of believe that too.

Tags: Bishops, Democrats, Used

Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.

Tags: Decide, Once, Walk

People forget that unauthorized does not mean untrue and authorized does not mean authentic.

Tags: Authentic, Forget, Mean

Presidents often disappoint, but first ladies rarely do.

Tags: Ladies, Often, Rarely

Studies have been done showing that there really are gender differences, that women do bring more congeniality and compromise to the table.

Tags: Compromise, Done, Women

The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage.

Tags: Between, Difference, Riding

While many applauded Oprah for opening her heart to young girls in South Africa, some criticized her for not investing in the youth of America.

Tags: America, Heart, Young

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama don't go to Georgetown... The Clintons did, indeed. And the Clintons go out and about in Washington now. They go to neighborhood restaurants.

Tags: Indeed, Obama, Washington
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Both Kennedy and Obama exuded a dash of glamour in their roles as commander-in-chief and became the darlings of Hollywood. As president, each brought to the White House a fashionable and accomplished First Lady, two adorable young children and scene-stealing pets.

Tags: Both, Children, Young

I admired Eugene McCarthy's courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the 'Washington Post,' I remained an admirer.

Tags: After, Courage, Job

I can't say I wasn't warned. Alarms started clanging the day I signed to write 'His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra' (Bantam Books, 1986).

Tags: Books, Started, Write

I don't give you editorial control. I want to meet you. I want to interview everybody who's ever known you. I want to see your correspondence. I want to see your bank statements. But you will have no control over what I write. That's why I really believe in the unauthorized biography.

Tags: Control, Give, Why

I was raised Irish Catholic and went to Holy Names Academy, an all-girl's private Catholic school. I loved the nuns there and I love them to this day.

Tags: Love, Loved, School

I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed that Katharine Carr Esters claims that she was 'tricked' into divulging her true feelings about Oprah and that she now denies that she revealed to me the identity of Oprah's biological father.

Tags: Father, Feelings, True

John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.

Tags: Children, Country, Family

Kennedy was haunted by the Bay of Pigs invasion but carried the country through the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later increased the number of U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam to more than 16,000.

Tags: Country, Crisis, Military