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Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond

4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 1438939264
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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Walter Newkirk is the founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC, and now primarily books interviews with authors and celebrities for satellite television tours. He is contracted by public relations agencies to book television interviews for authors of many best-selling books; including titles by Martha Stewart, Suze Orman, Perez Hilton, Valerie Bertinelli, Tony Curtis, Jenna Bush, and Maureen McCormick,. Mr. Newkirk also served as a Senior Account Director for Ruder Finn/ Planned Television Arts, a public relations firm in New York City, which specializes in book publicity. A graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, he worked on publicity for the film Roseland with the Oscar winning director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant. He has also been involved with projects for the photojournalist Ron Galella, the award winning film MILK, and was Director of Public Relations for the John Harms Center For The Arts (now Bergen Performing Arts Center) in Englewood, NJ. The author was Supervisor of Public Relations for The Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, which has one of the finest collections of Tibetan art in the world. While he was there, he organized a press conference for His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama. Prior to that, he was a publicist for The Whole Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, where Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis was the Artistic Director. As a college journalist, Walter Newkirk interviewed Edith Bouvier Beale, the actors Divine and Jon Voight; in addition to Pat Loud, who appeared in the first national reality series in television history An American Family (PBS, 1973). Letters of Little Edie Beale is Mr. Newkirk’s second book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438939264
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438939261
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No, it's not possible for Little Edie to be uninteresting, but it is possible for someone to publish a bunch of pretty boring letters from her to make a buck. The book is short (thankfully?), and you will read letters from Edie talking about the weather, Florida, and her problems w/ the phone. For good measure every fourth or fifth letter has some statement about politics or celebrities, but they really aren't groundbreaking or fun, just observations. Bottom line: had I been able to peruse through this at a book store, I would not have purchased it.
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Was surprised last week to find another book by Walter Newkirk.I ordered the book and received it yesterday.
What a great read thanks Walter for sharing your intimate moments with Edie. I enjoyed the book so much I ordered 5 more as Christmas Gifts for friends of the rememberance of Edie the letters are so heart felt it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks Walter you are my superstar and of course Edie. May God bless your every word Walter.
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This wonderful book shows the real Little Edie- not the Little Edie who was ON for the cameras or under the watchful and critical of Mother Darling. These letters are priceless and thankfully Mr. Newkirk saved them and now has shared them with everyone. Also it's wonderful to see all of the art that Little Edie has inspired. I loved memoraBEALEia, the story of how Mr. Newkirk met and became friends with Little Edie. Letters of Little Edie gives you the verbatim chronicles of what Edie wrote, and it is absolutely terrific. Thanks once again Mr. Newkirk for sharing the REAL Edie with us.
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This book is an endearing love story of Little Edie and her "Rutgers Boy." The story of 2 very different people who both practiced the art of listening is funny, sweet, and ultimately shows what true frienship is. From the day they met until Edie's death, the letters cover tons of subjects, from "Cousin Jackie" to Elian Gonzales, President Bush, Cher, and the weather - and always ended with genuine love and affection. It is a must if you are a Grey Gardens fan, or someone who wants to know more about Little Edie after the release of the recent HBO movie. And the artwork is a fine addition to the book. I highly recommend you read this - you won't be disappointed.
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Walter's consumate attention to his subject is unique and sensitive. He reveals her in a way where other's see themselves and adeptly allows one the intimacy artistically shared.
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Walter delivered another amazing glimpse of the fabulous and fascinating Little Edie Beale,his corrospondance with her is touching,funny and outrageous,all things we Grey Gardens fans love about the fabulous Beales,especially Little Edie and this Book does not dissapoint,I think its THE best book about Little Edie,its all her own words and thoughts about so many current things,people and events.Its put together beautifully and has some great artwork.Anyone who is a Grey Gardens fan will love,love,love this Book and is a must have,written by someone who was a friend of hers.Simply fascinating.thanks again Walter for bringing us more of the unique,opinionated and always wonderful Little Edie!!
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