The Secret Life of Walter Winchell

by Lyle Stuart

April 2003 | $12.00 | Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-56980-251-9

Walter Winchell was the forefather of today's gossip columnists. He was the first to find that the public curiosity about the authentically great and famous is exceeded by a vast itch to know all about the truly insignificant. In his frenzy to make the most of this discovery, Winchell forced open the doors of the secret lives of every defenseless man or woman who had the misfortune to come within his deadly range. The Secret Life of Walter Winchell affected many lives, not the least of which was his. The book was the beginning of Winchell's tailspin to oblivion. This edition includes a new introduction by the author that provides historical context and explains the cultural significance of Winchell.