Chasing Diana: Perception vs. Reality

Chasing Diana: Perception vs. Reality

Chasing Diana: Perception vs. Reality

Chasing Diana: Perception vs. Reality

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TAGLINE: While vacationing in Paris 20 years ago, the lives of an American family collide with the fatal automobile crash of the world’s most beloved Princess. INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY.

Princess Diana was killed on August 31, 1997 in an automobile collision in Paris. Where were you when you heard the news? Everybody has an answer, but nobody has an answer quite like Robin and Jack Firestone, the wife-and-husband team who have co-authored this remarkable tome "CHASING DIANA: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY."

Diana fan or not, it matters not, as "this ain't your father's Diana book"... there's WIDE READERSHIP APPEAL in these pages, as "CHASING DIANA: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY" is, at its organic core, an intriguing murder mystery and an international conspiracy-laden crime story... all experienced by a dysfunctional American family who unwittingly get thrust into the entire horrific misadventure, which only serves to further complicate their familial debilitation. Can they emerge unscathed?

Simple happenstance and the capriciousness of life places them at the seminal historic moment of the shocking death of Princess Diana in this dramatic, though breezy and light thriller/drama. A bit off-the-wall at times, yet always laced with a serious dose of wry humor and pathos, this book has the quirky endearing feel of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL but with the macabre darkness and ironic style of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. With an urbane sensibility coupled with a universally recognized subject matter, "CHASING DIANA: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY" is alluring to international audiences. And you'll want to devour the read in one sitting!

Also included in this SPECIAL EDITION volume is a very rare Afterword, as the reader experiences a behind-the-scenes look at the trial that shook Great Britain to its core. After ten years of trying in vain to bring the truth to the forefront, on December 3, 2007, the Firestones were finally called upon to give live testimony in London at the Royal Courts of Justice for the "Coroner's Inquests into the Deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Mr. Dodi al-Fayed." Here, they describe their ordeal for the first time ever in print.

And you'll also be treated to Mr. Firestone's personal journal entitled "Tunnel Vision," written down by him immediately after The Event of 8/31/97, which gives his personal insight to: the immediate witnessing of the car crash wreckage site in which lay Princess Diana, the initial French investigation, the police and the paparazzi and the motorcycle and the car activity in the Alma Tunnel that night. His words speak to the relentlessness and the restlessness of the news media that, even now, attempts to control our lives.

To sum it up: you've NEVER read a Diana book, or ANY book, quite like this one. It is the ultimate "you are there" experience, so buckle your seat belt and enjoy the ride... er, read... as we set the dials on the Wayback Machine for 1997.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692867747
Publisher: Firestone Media Ent. Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Edition description: Special ed.
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jack Firestone was raised in Long Island, New York, and was trained in Meisner Acting Technique at HB Studios in NYC, and by famed Los Angeles actor/teacher Jeff Corey in LA. Jack has appeared on the regional, and Off-Broadway stages, in dozens of plays, as well as numerous TV commercials, and has been a card-carrying SAG-AFTRA member since the late 1970's. He appeared in many Norman Lear sitcoms, including "All In The Family" and "Good Times," to name a few.

He had taken a hiatus from "show business" to work the "business of shows," where, as a member of the sales staff of legendary television program distributor Firestone Programs -- owned by his late father, TV program sales pioneer Leonard Firestone -- Jack sold perennial hit shows into the TV syndication marketplace, including Chuck Barris' "The Gong Show" & "The New Newlywed Game" (in which he also worked as a Contestant Coordinator!), Allen Funt's "The New Candid Camera" (in which Jack acted as a recurring "shill"), and Garry Moore hosted "To Tell The Truth" (in which he was also, in one episode, one of the two "imposter" contestants.)

Jack is happily married --- for over 30 years! --- to Robin, and they now reside near the booming Atlanta market, where he is reviving his acting career. To date, though, they have produced their best work of art yet: an only child -- a son -- who is newly-married, is an MD, and who is a father of boy and girl twins, Dax and Lennon. (with over 17,000 Likes, come join our community!)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS for "Chasing Diana - Perception vs. Reality" (print, Special Edition, published 2017... contains over a dozen photgraphs and maps scattered throughout this 292 page tome...

  • Specially designed FRONT COVER
  • Cast of Major Characters -- p. vii
  • Author's Notes, Introduction by Robin Firestone -- p. xv
  • Author's Notes, Introduction by Jack Firestone -- p. xxi
  • Screenplay Jargon -- p. xxvii
  • Crash Site Roadway Map -- p. xxix
  • CHASING DIANA (Perception) -- p. 1
  • PROLOGUE, August 1998, New York & Paris -- p. 3
  • ACT I, August 1997, New York & London & Paris -- p. 13
  • ACT II, August / September 1997, Paris -- p. 63
  • ACT III, September 1997, New York -- p. 125
  • EPILOGUE, August 1998, Paris & New York -- p. 167
  • Tunnel Vision, A Personal Journal (Reality), by Jack Firestone, exclusively released for this Special 2017 Editon -- p. 191
  • Afterword -- p. 249
  • Specially designed BACK COVER

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