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"Television: A Biography" Could Have Been a Very Useful Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, David Thomson had almost a bulletproof subject when he wrote the 2016 book "Television: A Biography." This is an era in which media is the meme. " After all, that had been the medium which had shaped global culture.

Biographies of Famous Personalities You Know - No, Readers Don't Want TMI about You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That can create the makings of an outstanding biography.  And therefore, information and insight about you should play a major role in that biography. The 2015 biography of Gore Vidal "Sympathy for the Devil " seems to fall into the latter category.

"That Woman" - New biography of Wallis Simpson recreates world of Downton Abbey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wallis Simpson's "sin" might have been that she did not understand or respect enough British culture between the wars to take on the protective coloring of reserve. 

Want to Speak like Steve Jobs?

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Then I began reading his biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I had never seen Steve Jobs talk before; but after he died, I heard lots of people rave about the way he spoke in public. It seemed like many people thought he was the epitome of a great speaker. Before even finishing a [.]. Authenticity Persuasion Presence public speaking stage presence Uncategorized grounding leadership Leadership presence Presentation style Public Speaking Course Steve Jobs storytelling

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Sam Shepard, Dead at 73 of Lou Gehrig's Disease - Taught Us to Channel Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Just this year, John Winters published a biography of this genius who made it through his family's and his own alcoholism - and demons. " Here is a biography to order from Amazon.  From the get-go, Sam Shepard's life had been difficult.

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Nelson Mandela, 95 - Now belongs to the ages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On a commercial note, Hollywood is bound to do well with the Mandel film biography to be released this holiday season. Nelson Mandela is no longer with us on earth, as a symbol of restrained, persistent defiance. He died at age 95.

Legal Icon - Ted Olson - Says "No" to Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, another dramatic development has been added to Olson's biography. Ted Olson has long carried the branding of superlawyer. In addition, he became part of U.S. history when he represented George W. Bush in the dispute about the results of his first run for president.

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Roger Ailes Hires Superlawyer Charles Harder for Possible Lawsuit against Journalist Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before the current scandal about alleged sexual harassment, Sherman's branding was solidified with his Ailes unauthorized biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Obviously, the pro-Ailes biography wasn't new.

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Alum success: an excellent book

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Hutchison, LtCol, USAF Retired, who has published an excellent book in her post-military career … MENTOR INBOUND: The Authorized Biography of Fred J. The book jacket notes the biography’s goal of reaching “future generations of airmen who deserve to hear the stuff legends are made of.&# This author has clearly done her homework. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of training many military speechwriters.

Megyn Kelly - The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint Wants Us to Know She Isn't Thriving on Network Television

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memoir had to be analyzed and evaluated according to very different criteria than biography.  Every English major (there were once plenty of them) was trained to understand the differences among genres.   So, we with the BAs in English Literature had a hunch from the get-go that Megyn Kelly would face a challenge going from free-wheeling conservative Fox News to the more buttoned-down network world of NBC. Understatement.

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Melania Trump's Business Website Vanishes - Hey, Hillary, put your best people on this

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had come under question in an unauthorized biography about the presidential nominee's wife. On her business website, Melania Trump had listed as a credential an undergraduate degree in architecture and design.

2016 56

That Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit - Roger Ailes Strikes Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his negative biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice In the Room" - Gabriel Sherman indicates there had been sexual harassment in Ailes' background. 

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Gabriel Sherman - Superhero for 21st Century Fox Investors, Ailes Watchers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps he set this catastrophe in play with his 2014 negative Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." That was because Ailes' personal public relations representative, Bob Dilenschneider, ham-handedly purchased $15,000 in ads for a positive Ailes' biography.

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Robert Downey Jr. - Hot mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's Ben Falk's biography "Robert Downey, Jr: The fall and rise of the comeback kid."  For those hot messes who can't leverage all that for success, there's guidance. 

Gabriel Sherman Specialized in Right Niche: Fox News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman's biography of Ailes remains a best-seller. That was to buy an ad promoting a pro-Ailes biography. Gabriel Sherman, now at New York Magazine, bet his writing career on Fox News. That's what he specialized in covering. And it has paid off.

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9 tips to design presentations for webinars

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But if they do know you — whether you’re speaking to people in your company or even to prospective clients who know who you are — don’t bore your audience at the beginning with your biography.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Creepy Mindset - He Owed (most of it) to Roman Catholicism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That horrific world view became the content of his films and television programming, chronicles Peter Ackroyd in the biography "Alfred Hitchcock." Like so many geniuses, Alfred Hitchcock spent his children isolated, observing the world, and staying in his own head. 

2017 52

Extreme Power of Negative Bonding - The Roger Ailes/Gabriel Sherman War of Words/Actions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ailes' personal public relations representative at the time, Robert Dilenschneider, spent $15,000 to place a promotion in The New York Times Review of Books for the vanity biography "Roger Ailes: Off-Camera" by Zev Chafets.

2017 52

Roger Ailes, Former Client of Bob Dilenschneider, Dead at Age 77

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Sherman's negative Ailes biography was published, it was Dilenschneider who transacted the publicity for an older but positive Ailes' biography "Roger Ailes: Off Camera." His health had never been good.

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Bill O'Reilly, et al. - Reversal of Fortune?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman's biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" remains a best-seller. It was Ailes' personal public relations representative Bob Dilenschneider who ponied up $15K for an ad to distract from that negative biography.

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Politico In Our Midst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In the new biography "Trotsky," Bernard M.   Trotsky's biography of Stalin, commissioned by Harper & Brothers, was a year and a half overdue by 1940, when he died. After his exile by Stalin, revolutionary Leon Trotsky made his living as a freelance writer.  Patenaude starts out the book telling us about that second career.    In the 1930s, for example, Trotsky had published a highly respected history of the Russian Revolution. 

Gretchen Carlson's Lawyer Says Roger Ailes Is ". the Bill Cosby of Media"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why Sherman's input is what we have been waiting for is that he researched and wrote the negative biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room." However,the  biography Dilenschneider was promoting had been out there already for a while.

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David Ritz - The Ethics And Politics Of Being A Celebrity's Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Aretha Franklin is threatening legal action over a new unauthorized biography, 'Respect,' by her former ghostwriter David Ritz - which makes wild claims about her sexual promiscuity on the 1950s gospel circuit."

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Beyond Steve Jobs: Maybe we should be digging elsewhere for lessons to be learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER , Sorkin will be adapting the Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs for the large screen. Question: Am I the only one who has wearied of looking to the life and work of Steve Jobs to find lessons for my own much smaller-sized matters? 

Jeffrey Epstein, Sexual Predator - One Thing Donald Trump Did Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new Epstein biography "Filthy Rich" by James Patterson notes that. Donald Trump seems to be a magnet for attracting controversy. But, one force field of trouble he veered away from was that associated with convicted sexual predator, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Gabriel Sherman Keeps Ailes Scandal Clickbait - Brands him in The Guardian as "reckless"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here you can order Sherman's Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." For Roger Ailes biographer, Gabriel Sherman, the saga of the Fox Empire created and lost is still marketable.

2016 56

Roger Ailes Brand in Play - Can Bob Dilenschneider, et al. Save the House of Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Gabriel Sherman published the negative biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room," Bob Dilenschneider paid $15,000 for ads for the positive Ailes biography published earlier by Zev Chafets.  The Sherman biography continues to rank high on Amazon: 12,349.

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Steve Bannon - Journalist Gabriel Sherman Finds Replacement for Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" remains a brisk seller. Dilenschneider had been fingered as behind promoting a positive Ailes' biography in a supposed stealth move.

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Saint Kathryn - Gabriel Sherman of Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several years ago, Sherman published the best-selling biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice the Room." It was to pony up $15,000 to promote a previously published positive biography of Ailes.

2017 52

Fox News - Owner Rupert Murdoch More Visible, Employee Roger Ailes Less Visible (sources report)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman had published an unflattering biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room." This could be the beginning of the end of the Roger Ailes era at Fox News.

2016 56

America's Founding Fathers - Way Too Human

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2012, Jon Meacham published a candid biography of Thomas Jefferson. Other candid biographies also showcase the dark side of the founding fathers. The originalists are convinced that the U.S.

2017 52

"J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist" By Thomas Beller - Intrusive Presence Of Biographer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The biography starts out strong. Of course, in crafting a biography, the author is a presence. But the art of biography mandates that the presence and subject matter are presented seamlessly. "J.D.

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Samuel P. Lowrey, Son of Slave, Ist African-American to Present Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is his biography. In too many ways, it feels like we're back in the 1950s when it comes to the rights and opportunities of African-Americans. Often I speak with African-American mothers. They are tutoring their sons how to comport themselves "out there."

2017 52

Fox News - Crisis Deepens (will there be clawbacks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among his duties, Dilenschneider purchased the $15,000 publicity for a positive biography of client Ailes. What was odd from the get-go was that the biography promoted - "Roger Ailes Off Camera" by Zev Chafets - had been published a year earlier.

2017 52

"Diane Arbus" by Arthur Lubow - Beware Ambitious Artistic Types

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All that comes tumbling out of Arthur Lubow's biography "Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer." Under the guise of bohemian little lost girl, Diane Arbus was a ambitious artist.

Ben Ferencz - Hero at Nuremberg, Hero of Our Pessimistic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can about that in biographies of the founding fathers such as "Jon Meacham's "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power." The latest media outlet to champion Ben Ferencz is Abovethelaw.com (ATL ).

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Creatives, Choose Your Intimates Wisely And Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the biography of Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate, what comes out is the positive influence on the poet by his wife Sylvia Plath. The phenomenon is now known as the dynamics of "mirror neurons."

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Jonathan Chait, Give Me A List Of People Who Aren't Crazy (and will you be able to be on it?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You wouldn't conclude that if you read their biographies. Puzzling. In New York Magazine , Jonathan Chait contends Donald Trump won't be able to be elected president because he's crazy. Mmmmm. Were Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon playing with a full deck?

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Gabriel Sherman - Covering White House Theatrics Glutted Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman' unauthorized biography of that founder of Fox News was feared by the establishment. That was to promote a vanity Ailes biography. Photos of Roger Ailes and Bob Dilenschneider.

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