The Night She Won Miss America

Author: Michael Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544810015
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“Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache.” —Vanity Fair Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she’s the judges’ top choice. Just like that, she’s catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff’s love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff’s darkest secret. “Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.” —Town & Country “A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag.” —Adweek

Vanity Fair S Writers On Writers

Author: Graydon Carter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993014
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A collection of beloved authors on beloved writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair What did Christopher Hitchens think of Dorothy Parker? How did meeting e.e. cummings change the young Susan Cheever? What does Martin Amis have to say about how Saul Bellow’s love life influenced his writing? Vanity Fair has published many of the most interesting writers and thinkers of our time. Collected here for the first time are forty-one essays exploring how writers influence one another and our culture, from James Baldwin to Joan Didion to James Patterson. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Being Miss America

Author: Kate Shindle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292739214
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Recounts the author's experiences as Miss America 1998, providing a history of the pageant and profiling other former winners.

Miss America

Author: Nancie S. Martin
Publisher: Julian Messner
ISBN: 9780671601607
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Discusses the history of the Miss America Pageant, how it is judged, what contestants go through, and how their lives are affected.

Elvis And Ginger

Author: Ginger Alden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161613X
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elvis Presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story… In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life. Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Out Of Control

Author: Thomas Henderson
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399132643
Size: 74.91 MB
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The former Dallas Cowboys star looks at the world of pro football and reveals how he became involved with drugs, lost his self-respect, and, eventually won it back

Miss America

Author: Daniel Stern
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480444154
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A former pageant queen struggles with the realities of life off the runway in a novel “reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned” (The State News, Lansing). After being crowned Miss America a decade ago, Cathy Forester has been in some glamorous settings—but she has little to show for it. She’s endured a string of failed loves, a divorce, and the death of her parents. Restless by temperament, Cathy thinks she may have found a new life with a younger man, Peter Shaw. Peter is the son of a famous musician and is still battling to come into his own. Smitten by Cathy’s beauty, he jumps at the chance to step out of his father’s shadow. Together, the pair finds solace from the outside world, but have their frailties really disappeared? Ringing with authentic intimacy, Miss America is a powerful study of disenchanted love.

Shooting Star

Author: Alana Paluszewski
Publisher: Momentum Books Llc
ISBN:
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Child model. International archery champion. Beauty pageant queen. Detroit rock band promoter. Ann Marston accomplished all of these things, and more, during her all-too-short life.In Shooting Star: The Amazing Life of Ann Marston, author Alana Paluszewski tells the story of this former Miss Michigan from Wyandotte who refused to allow debilitating diabetes to get in the way of her goals. Paluszewski uses Ann's personal diaries, family albums, interviews and other primary research to share Ann's untold biography.Whether you remember her or not, you cannot help but be touched and inspired by the story of Ann Marston, whose star shone briefly on the national stage, then was gone.