Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
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About the Author
Sam Kashner is the author of four nonfiction books, including the memoir When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School, and one novel, Sinatraland. He has written extensively for Vanity Fair as a contributing editor.
Nancy Schoenberger is the author of Dangerous Muse: the Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood; Wayne and Ford: the Films, The Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero; and three prize-winning books of poetry. She teaches at The College of William and Mary where she directs the Creative Writing Program.
"[An] unfailingly respectful and journalistically honest chronicle. . . . Where this book breaks ground is in its ability to humanize these colossal celebs. . . . Reads like a Shakespearean drama."--USA Today
"[Furious Love] is fascinating, heartbreaking, and romantic."--Kate Walsh
"Long before there was Brangelina, the high-wire romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton rocked the world. In Furious Love, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger provide dramatic historical insights into Hollywood's stormiest, up-and-down relationship. Every page is riveting. A hit book for sure!"--Douglas Brinkley
"[A] five-alarm blaze of a biography that enthralls like an Olympian epic. . . . The authors make an excellent case that each deepened the other's craft. . . . A vivid portrait of this...two-career marriage on steroids."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"[An] entertaining, blow-by-blow account of the life and times of an epic Hollywood couple... There is no shortage of saucy anecdotes in Furious Love..."--Wall Street Journal
"I fell for Furious Love, hook, line and sinker... Ultimately Furious Love is utterly persuasive on the ineffable force of 'the most notorious, publicized, celebrated, and vilified love affair of its day, ' offering a powerful portrait of the ecstasies and travails of overreaching passion and crippled psyches..."--Boston Globe
"An indulgent, plenty-of-fun book...the authors make shrewd observations...juicy...a good beach book."--New York Times Book Review