Sex, Lies, and (No) Audiotape
It’s rare when biographies and biographers make the front page of a national magazine — in this case it’s the September 5, 2014 issue of Newsweek. But don’t rush to celebrate just yet. In a lengthy piece for the magazine, reporter David Cay Johnson debunks the work of celebrity biographer C. David Heymann — author of juicy tell-alls on Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Liz Taylor, to name a few — finding that much of Heymann’s research turned out to be vapor trails. It’s a cautionary tale of a “serial fabulist” and definitely worth a read.