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When They Were 22: 100 Famous People at the Turning Point in Their Lives [NOOK Book]

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Most of us can point to one or two moments in our lives when everything changed, when a stroke of fate forever altered the future, or a single decision sparked a lifetime of consequences. Across the broadest spectrum of famous people, that moment happens more often at 22 than any other age. 

Brad Dunn's When They Were 22 tells the stories of famous people and the fateful events and choices they faced at the all-important age of 22. From writers, actors, and musicians to ...

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When They Were 22: 100 Famous People at the Turning Point in Their Lives

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Overview

Most of us can point to one or two moments in our lives when everything changed, when a stroke of fate forever altered the future, or a single decision sparked a lifetime of consequences. Across the broadest spectrum of famous people, that moment happens more often at 22 than any other age. 

Brad Dunn's When They Were 22 tells the stories of famous people and the fateful events and choices they faced at the all-important age of 22. From writers, actors, and musicians to politicians, hip-hop moguls, criminals, and porn stars, When They Were 22 chronicles some of the most legendary, influential, and controversial celebrities during the most pivotal year of their lives. Just a few examples:

* Oprah Winfrey dropped out of college to become a newsreader in Nashville, and at 22 moved to Baltimore to work at another station where she landed her own talk show.

* Jack White had his own upholstery business at age 22, but while practicing the guitar he asked his wife, Meg, to try the drums--he liked her playing so much they began performing as a two-piece band, the White Stripes.

* When Karl Rove was 22, he was accused of espionage and deceitful campaign tactics by the College Republicans and wound up meeting future president George W. Bush.

With an eclectic lineup that includes Bill Murray, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Hawking, Pamela Anderson, Malcolm X, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Larry Flynt, Jane Goodall, Harvey Weinstein, and many more, When They Were 22 is perfect for graduates, job searchers, celebrity watchers, biography lovers, or anyone who doubts that in life anything is possible.

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Think of Brad Dunn's book as a series of verbal snapshots of celebrities taken when they were 22 years old. At that age, Bill Murray was already doing stand-up comedy; Karl Rove had discovered his gift for behind-the-scenes maneuvering; Marilyn Monroe had just achieved sex-symbol status; and Oprah had just begun hosting her first talk show. Other high achievers featured include Stephen Hawking, the Rock, Robert Altman, Sissy Spacek, David Letterman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ayn Rand, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Ringo Starr.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740786815
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Brad Dunn has been a writer and editor for the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and Court TV, as well as a speechwriter for the NYC Police Department. He also wrote a travel guide, New York: The Unknown City, and the introduction to Above Hallowed Ground, a photography book on 9/11 that reached No. 4 on the New York Times best-seller list.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Ansel Adams 1
Muhammad Ali 2
Robert Altman 4
Pamela Anderson 6
Giorgio Armani 8
Desi Arnaz 9
Jim Bakker 11
Roseanne Barr 12
John Belushi 13
David Bowie 14
Richard Branson 16
Christie Brinkley 17
Garth Brooks 18
Raymond Carver 19
Johnny Cash 20
Coco Chanel 23
Tracy Chapman 24
Sean "Diddy" Combs 25
Sean Connery 28
Patricia Cornwell 30
Robert Crumb 31
Matt Drudge 33
Jerry Falwell 35
Philo Farnsworth 36
F. Scott Fitzgerald 38
Larry Flynt 40
Harrison Ford 42
Jamie Foxx 44
Jerry Garcia 45
Jennifer Garner 48
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel 49
Jane Goodall 51
Woody Guthrie 53
David Hasselhoff 54
Stephen Hawking 55
Ernest Hemingway 58
Audrey Hepburn 60
J. Edgar Hoover 62
Wayne Huizenga 63
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson 64
"Shoeless Joe" Jackson 66
Billy Joel 68
Pope John Paul II 70
Norah Jones 72
Janis Joplin 73
Franz Kafka 75
Andy Kaufman 77
Helen Keller 79
Jack Kerouac 81
Stanley Kubrick 83
Estee Lauder 85
Lucy Lawless 86
Monica Lewinsky 87
Linda Lovelace 89
Malcolm X 91
Cheech Marin 94
Bob Marley 96
Steve Martin 98
Margaret Mitchell 100
Marilyn Monroe 101
Bill Murray 103
Ralph Nader 106
Eliot Ness 107
Mike Nichols 108
Sandra Day O'Connor 109
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 110
Dorothy Parker 112
Brad Pitt 114
Ronald Reagan 115
Robert Redford 117
Condoleezza Rice 119
Chris Rock 121
Norman Rockwell 122
Karl Rove 124
RuPaul 127
J. D. Salinger 128
Susan Sarandon 130
Diane Sawyer 132
Rod Serling 134
Richard Simmons 135
B. F. Skinner 137
Zadie Smith 138
Sissy Spacek 140
Steven Spielberg 141
Ringo Starr 142
Howard Stern 145
Sharon Stone 147
Tom Stoppard 149
Mr. T 150
Hunter S. Thompson 152
Linus Torvalds 154
Bill W. 156
Alice Walker 158
Andy Warhol 160
Harvey Weinstein 163
Raquel Welch 165
Jack White 166
Oprah Winfrey 168
Ed Wood Jr. 170
Frank Zappa 172
Sources of Quotations 175
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