Thursday, October 09, 2008

New book takes on the story of Joan Collins

Graham Lord certainly isn't the first person to write a book about Joan Collins. Most likely he won't be the last.

Lord, who's also written books on the lives of David Niven, Dick Francis and James Herriot, examines the longevity of Collins' career and life (she's in her 70s). The author is a former literary editor of the Sunday Express.

The 400-page book, "Joan Collins: The Biography of an Icon," releases on November 1 from Orion Publishing. Orion calls the biography "affectionate," quoting Lord as saying, "Men like her because she is beautiful, sexy, sassy, funny, naughty and intelligent. Women admire her because she is stylish, elegant, strong, positive and independent, a feisty old feminist who is nevertheless extremely feminine and even in old age she is able to attract handsome young men."

BRBTV News Blog Blip: While we're on the topic of books, John O’Hurley, Stephen Slade of "Santa Barbara," signs copies of his "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, You Have To Do It" on November 20 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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