EP 229: Magazine Queen Tina Brown

November 27, 2017

Tina Brown is arguably the most influential magazine editor of the past 50 years, having served as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Tatler, and The Daily Beast.  She discusses her new book The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, tells stories of the glamorous and cut-throat magazine trade, and dishes about some of the larger than life personalities she encountered in that world including Donald Trump and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.  She discusses the importance of the "mix" of a good magazine and recounts how she completely remade Vanity Fair from front to back.  She recalls having a front row seat for the excess of New York in 1980’s, and gives the backstory behind some of her favorite Vanity Fair covers including Annie Leibovitz's now iconic portrait of a naked pregnant Demi Moore.

 

Order The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 on Amazon or download the audiobook on Audible.  Follow Tina Brown on twitter at @TinaBrownLM or at www.tinabrownmedia.com.   Today’s episode is sponsored by Credible.com.   Please take our new listener survey at www.podcastlistener.com/KICK.  

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