Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower by Shana Alexander | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower

Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower

by Shana Alexander
     
 

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A classic tale of true crime, now an HBO film titled Mrs. Harris starring Annette Bening as Jean Harris and Sir Ben Kingsley as the Scarsdale Diet doctor!

Jean Harris belonged to the last generation of Americans brought up to believe that nice girls get married. But her love affair with Dr. Herman Tarnower went on for fourteen years without a

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A classic tale of true crime, now an HBO film titled Mrs. Harris starring Annette Bening as Jean Harris and Sir Ben Kingsley as the Scarsdale Diet doctor!

Jean Harris belonged to the last generation of Americans brought up to believe that nice girls get married. But her love affair with Dr. Herman Tarnower went on for fourteen years without a marital commitment. One night Jean Harris, the prim headmistress of an elite girls' school, shot the famous Scarsdale Diet doctor to death. Was she a jealous woman bent on revenge? Or the desperate victim of a Dr. Feelgood who kept her enslaved by drugs and passion? In this incredible book, acclaimed journalist Shana Alexander exposes the dark truth behind the killing, the high drama of a sensational trial, and the fate of a complex woman doomed by her love and her own desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416527251
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
12/29/2006
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
245,115
File size:
562 KB

Meet the Author

Shana Alexander was a journalist who wrote for numerous magazines, including Newsweek and National Geographic, and was the first female staff writer employed by Life magazine. She was also the first female editor at McCall's magazine. She was perhaps best known for her “Point-Counterpoint” segments with James J. Kilpatrick at the end of each 60 Minutes broadcast in the late 1970s, which were so popular that they were spoofed on Saturday Night Live. She died in June 2005.

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