One Lifetime Is Not Enough

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Author, Wendy Leigh, With Delacorte Press $21 (311p) ISBN 978-0-385-29882-7
Writing with freelancer Leigh, actress/singer/diamond lover Zsa Zsa Gabor presents what one might call a kiss-and-tell bookallowed?or f . . .-and-tell?, which I think is kind of fun by calling attention to itselfgs , revealing, among other intimate disclosures, that at 15 she lost her virginity to Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey. (``For the rest of my life I would search for another god to eclipse him.'') She is charmingly straightforward about her many affairs and just as openly discusses her eight marriages and ever-close family. She also tells her side of the famous slapping incident with a Beverly Hills cop last year. In the end, Gabor comes across as a frank, spontaneous woman who craves intimacy, excitement and power but tends to fall in love with difficult men, most notably professional cad George Sanders. A bonus for the reader are the sometimes pathetic come-on lines she has been subjected to by rich and famous men. For example, running into Gabor on the street in Manhattan, CBS head William Paley once suggested spending the afternoon in bed together, which she was inclined to do, but then he offended her, and botched the affair, by promising her a TV show if she would. Photos not seen by PW. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/04/1991
Release date: 11/01/1991
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-440-21279-9
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-7089-8694-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-671-75573-7
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