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She was the notorious grand inquisitor of the television sensation The Weakest Link, the first woman in nearly half a century to host a prime-time game show, and the highest-paid female journalist in British history, and she warranted fan mail and death threats, fear and loathing, unqualified admiration and unabashed hatred.

From pioneering journalist to overnight pop-culture phenomenon, Anne Robinson trains her steely eyed focus on her own past and tells all with the bar-nothing candor that won her the honor of "rudest woman on TV" (Britain's TVTimes). With ferocious honesty she shares the events of her formative upbringing by a sensitive father and a driven, hardworking mother who was "part magic, part monster". With unreserved pride she reveals the headline-making battles to carve out her own career as a journalist, a controversial consumer reporter, and a BBC anchor - a calling that took its toll on a troubled marriage and a sensational, highly publicized custody battle.

And with biting humor, Anne Robinson explores what brought the "lady in black" to her peak level of infamy, namely her autocratic style, withering glance, and stinging lash, landing her in the unique position of being both the most popular and unpopular television personality in history. This is Anne Robinson.

©2001 Anne Robinson (P)2017 New Millennium Audio/ Phoenix Books

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