Posts From Author: Golden Handcuffs

Seriously Questioning…Nina Burleigh

Nina Burleigh is an award-winning journalist, and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller The Fatal Gift of Beauty and, most recently, Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women. On November 12th, she will be speaking at House of SpeakEasy’s Seriously Entertaining show, For Good Measure alongside James Geary, Maggie Paxson, and Monique Truong.   What is your earliest memory involving reading or writing? My mom or dad reading poetry to me from the My Book House books. My dad scribbling in his little notebook (he was a poet) and quoting grave things at me like “Cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman pass by!” That’s Yeats, Under Ben Bulben.  I was writing poems in second grade. What is your favorite line from your current work? Hard to pick a favorite. Opening to a random page I find this amusing. “Marla eventually found inner peace in a Dixieland gumbo of every late 20th Century pop-spirituality, from Hollywood Kabbalah to color therapy and yoga, but during her years in hiding, she got spiritual succor from Emmanuel’s Book, in which author Pat Rodegast, channeling an occult philosopher named Emmanuel opines on “the limitless power of love.” What is your favorite first line of […]
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