Anna: The Biography

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$29.99  $27.89
Gallery Books
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author
Amy Odell is a fashion and culture journalist. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, The Economist's 1843, Bloomberg Businessweek, and numerous other publications. She is the author of Anna and Tales from the Back Row. Find out more at
"A fascinating portrait of the secretive queen of fashion. The devil is in the detail."
-Andrew Morton, New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story
"Odell takes her readers behind Wintour's iconic bob and sunglasses in this deeply researched account, delivering a close-up view of the most powerful woman in fashion."
--Sara Gay Forden, author of House of Gucci: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed
"Having interviewed over 250 sources (many of whom are unforgettable and quotable characters themselves)... Odell takes readers through Wintour's lifelong love of fashion, her personal life and romantic relationships, and, primarily, her decades-long career... While Odell's nimble writing moves at a clip, the extent and detail here make this perfect for fashion devotees and fans of publishing industry tales as Anna's career coincides with sea changes in magazine journalism."
--Booklist, Starred review
"The most comprehensive biography of the media icon... [Anna] fascinates with Odell's well-documented account of Wintour's broad influence."
--Library Journal
"The details of Anna Wintour's life have been kept as tantalizingly hidden as her eyes behind her trademark sunglasses. This book tells her stunning story. Extraordinarily sweeping, astute, and unputdownable."
--Sheila Weller, New York Times bestselling author of Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge and Girls Like Us
"Anna is brilliantly written and well-researched, full of the kinds of details you've always wanted to know about Wintour's early life, and the ways in which she used her considerable gifts to amass astonishing, and enduring, power and influence."
--Laurie Woolever, author of Bourdain, The Definitive Oral Biography
"Anna serves up Wintour A to Z, in page-turning detail. A dazzling and exhaustive deep dive into the ruthless, glittering world of fashion media and one of its most iconic empresses."
--Lisa Napoli, Author of Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR
"What scintillates...are the intimate details about a famously inscrutable well as the blunt treatment of Wintour's more problematic sides.... [a] fascinating look at an enigmatic figure."
-Publisher's Weekly
"The secret to [Anna's] longevity is the subject of Odell's biography, which is drawn from interviews with Wintour's tightknit inner circle. Given that she's famously private and notoriously aloof, the participation of intimates in the book's reporting indicates a green light from Wintour herself. But Odell is unsparing, detailing Wintour's ambitious rise and ruthless power grabs, dotting the narrative with a healthy amount of gossip and color."
--Bloomberg Businessweek