"One of the snappiest writers around."--Liz Smith, New York Daily News.
From the author of the best-selling People Like Us and The Two Mrs. Grenviles comes this unvarnished look at the gilded world of the real-life rich and famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative look at the gilded world of the real-life rich of famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative close-up interviews Dominick Dunne has written for Vanity Fair. In them, Dunne tells all about today's creme de la creme as only as insider can tell it. Here is his engaging profile of the everlasting regal Elizabeth Taylor; a bizarre encounter with Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos exiled in Hawaii; a revealing, behind-the-scenes portrait of the great poseur Claus von Bulow; an inquiry into the squalid life and mysterious death of Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress, Vicki Morgan; Dunne's moving account of his daughter's violent death and the man who got away with her murder; as well as revealing glimpses of Ivan Boesky, Ava Gardner, Diane Keaton, Gloria Vanderbilt, Candy and Aron Spelling, and others-plus a look inside the exclusive Mortimer's restaurant and the real Palm Beach. Sassy and stirring, candid and controversial, Fatal Charms is a startling expose of charm-in all its guises-both fatal and benign. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Some very good stories in there but also some very boring ones about so-called very rich, etc. It was not for everyone.Published 4 months ago by Joan Finnegan
I like the writing style of Dominick Dunn. He males reading entertaining as he tells the sometimes beautiful, sometimes tragic lifestyle of the very rich people of the world. Read morePublished 6 months ago by angie barajas
Just plain fun reading. Nothing better than reading about real people and how they live. Dunne knows everything about everybody.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I throughly enjoyed the compilations of stories. I read read all of Mr. Dunne's books. Of course, particularly sad was the story about Mr. Dunne's daughter's death. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dog Mom
Not bad, but certainly not one of his best works. Most of his other stuff is a lot more fun.Published 15 months ago by Coco the Koi
I love Dominick Dunne s work . He is an excellent writter and extremely knowledgeable about his subjects. It was a great book ,I would have preferred a more in-depth information.Published 19 months ago by Laura Hack
Repetitive stories culled from already read parts of previous stories in this collection. Good but not great. Like gossip at lunch.Published 20 months ago by Mary Ellen Mobley