Tina and Harry Come to America: Tina Brown, Harry Evans, and the Uses of Power

Judy Bachrach, Author
Judy Bachrach, Author Free Press $27.5 (384p) ISBN 978-0-684-83763-5
Reviewed on: 07/01/2001
Release date: 07/01/2001
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-1-4767-6693-5
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The rise and downward slide of magazine editor Tina Brown (Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Talk) and husband, Harry Evans (former editor of the London Sunday Times and, later, president of Random House), goes under the microscope in Tina and Harry Come to America: Tina Brown, Harry Evans and the Uses of Power, which has been causing a stir in New York media circles, for whom stories of the media pair have long been catnip. For many readers, the real news in the book will be the account of the couple's earlier years in England rather than the familiar ground of their New York power struggles in the last decade. Vanity Fair contributing editor Judy Bachrach's book is well researched, but her determination to make the couple's story emblematic of contemporary media culture introduces a degree of editorializing. (July 31)
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