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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bill Zehme  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1958 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Zehme is a Chicago native and still resides there today. He graduated from Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A recipient of the prestigious ASME Award for Profile Writing, Zehme's has been a longtime writer for ''Esquire'' and his work has appeared in ''Rolling Stone'', ''Playboy'', and ''Vanity Fair'', as well as in his collection ''Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous''.Zehme is also celebrated for his observations of American pop culture. From Andy Kaufman to Frank Sinatra, he has profiled some of the most interesting icons of the entertainment world.


Awards

ASME Award for Profile Writing

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact Agent Chris Calhoun Sterling Lord Literaristic 65 Bleecker St., Floor 12 New York, New York 10012

Selected Titles At Your Library

Carson The Magnificent.
ISBN: 1400064724. OCLC Number: 566347282

Random House Inc. .

Hef's little black book
ISBN: 9780062184306. OCLC Number: 779265786

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I'm only one man!
ISBN: 1568952775. OCLC Number: 33440020

Wheeler Pub.,. .

I'm only one man! /
ISBN: 078688911X. OCLC Number: 35245056

Hyperion,. .

Intimate strangers :
ISBN: 0385333749. OCLC Number: 49558739

Delta Trade Paperbacks,. .

"Over twenty-five landmark profiles, including Frank Sinatra, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Liberace, Howard Stern, Eddie Murphy, and Woody Allen"--Backcover. Also includes profiles of Sharon Stone, Hugh Hefner, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Warren Beatty, Barry Manilow, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Albert Brooks, the Simpsons (Bart, Homer, Madge and Lisa), David Copperfield, Regis Philbin, Howard Stern, and Geraldo Rivera.

Intimate strangers :
ISBN: 9780307428417. OCLC Number: 505795104

Delta Trade Paperbacks,. .

Schwarzenegger intimidates. Sharon Stone strips. Leno and Letterman duel. In twenty years of raw and raucous celebrity profiles Irreverently bold journalist Bill Zehme has long been celebrated for his ability to get under the skins of our most elusive icons, from the evasive Warren Beatty to the ever-unpredictable Madonna to the much misunderstood Barry Manilow. Now his most provocative work is collected for the first time, with over twenty-five landmark profiles, including Frank Sinatra, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Liberace, Howard Stern, Eddie Murphy, and Woody Allen. Zehme witnesses Hugh Hefner withstanding the single blow that never entered into an adolescent boy's dreams--losing his fantasy woman. He gets a nude massage with Sharon Stone, and an earful about men, sex, and the shotgun she keeps under her bed. Included, too, is Zehme's exclusive firsthand coverage of David Letterman and Jay Leno, before and throughout their late-night feud. Here is entertainment history through the eyes of a man the Chicago Tribune called one of the most successful and prolific magazine writers in the country. Hilarious, endearing, and wickedly insightful, Intimate Strangers captures the business of celebrity for what it is: a big, lusty, star-crossed love affair between our icons and ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Leading with my chin
ISBN: 0783885245. OCLC Number: 40489164

G.K. Hall,. .

Long before he became the host of the tonight show, Jay Leno was dubbed by the media and his peers alike as the Hardest-working Man in Show Business. Performing comedy at a breakneck pace, he played more than 300 dates a year and traveled to every corner of the nation. Or as his mother who never quite understood what he did for a living, liked to say, Going from town to town, putting on his little skits.--

Leading with my chin /
ISBN: 0060186941. OCLC Number: 35280592

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Long before he became the host of the tonight show, Jay Leno was dubbed by the media and his peers alike as the "Hardest-working Man in Show Business." Performing comedy at a breakneck pace, he played more than 300 dates a year and traveled to every corner of the nation. Or as his mother who never quite understood what he did for a living, liked to say, "Going from town to town, putting on his little skits."

Lost in the funhouse :
ISBN: 0385333722. OCLC Number: 45785023

Delta Trade Paperbacks,. .

Lost in the Funhouse :
ISBN: 1299203329. OCLC Number: 842859654

Delta,. .

The Bob book :
ISBN: 0440503124. OCLC Number: 23859813

Dell Pub.,. .

The Rolling stone book of comedy /
ISBN: 0821218484. OCLC Number: 23939774

Little, Brown,. .

The way you wear your hat :
ISBN: 0060931752. OCLC Number: 59383716

HarperPerennial,. .

The way you wear your hat :
ISBN: 9780061956928. OCLC Number: 443060696

HarperCollins e-books,. .

Leader. Voice. Swinger. Fighter. Drinker. Actor. Prankster. Gentleman. Father. Lover. Friend. The most important entertainer of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra did nothing small. He was all about more, all about move. Wherever he went became his personal playground. Those who followed learned much. He rounded up the most colorful pallies alive -- his fabled Rat Pack of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop -- and made history. Sinatra was always the last to go to sleep and the first to raise hell. A nucleus among men -- his men especially -- he lent out the hubris, covered every ass, cleared the forest, rigged the tempo, made the rules. You've got to be livin', baby, he would say, because dyin' is a pain in the ass.

Who wants to be me?
ISBN: 1587240025. OCLC Number: 45708198

Wheeler Pub.,. .

Who wants to be me? /
ISBN: 0786867396. OCLC Number: 45070000

Hyperion,. .

If you think you know the Regis Philbin who famously asks contestants "Is that your final answer?" then prepare to meet the irrepressible spirit that beats beneath those reserved monochromatic suits.