Spin Sisters

How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness --- and Liberalism --- to the Women of America

Myrna Blyth

St. Martin's Griffin

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Myrna Blyth, former editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal, was part of the Spin Sisters media elite for over twenty years. In Spin Sisters, she tells the truth about the business she knows so well---its power and influence, its manipulations, and frequently misguided politics. Spin Sisters is an eye-opener that will change the way you think about a major influence on your life---and about yourself.

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Chapter One
Spin, Sisters, Spin

Remember way back when Rosie O'Donnell was the "Queen of Nice," when her syndicated talk show was almost as popular as Oprah's? For an hour every weekday, she seemed like such a cheery girlfriend, always so good-humored and smiling. Why, we were even supposed to believe that Rosie-such a cut-up-really, really, really had a crush on Tom Cruise.

That was all before a German publishing conglomerate turned McCall's, America's oldest women's magazine, into Rosie, a publication that was supposed to appeal to millions of readers who were allegedly just

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"[A]n exposé that will almost certainly wipe those big smiles off the faces of Katie, Diane, Barbara, and a few other important divas in the world of big-time journalism."---Bernard Goldberg, author of Bias

"In a no-holds-barred account, Myrna Blyth advances the heretical notion that American women aren't as unhappy with their lives, their careers, and---dare I say it?---their husbands as our media make them out to be."--- William McGurn, chief editorial writer, The Wall Street Journal

"Ann Coulter fans: This one is for you."---Kirkus Reviews

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Myrna Blyth

Myrna Blyth was the editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal from 1981 to 2002 and was also in charge of the business side of the magazine for more than a dozen years. She was also founding editor-in-chief of More magazine. She has won numerous awards as an editor and magazine executive, including the Magazine Publishers of America's Henry Johnson Fisher Award and the Publishing Executive of the Year Award from Advertising Age. Before joining Ladies' Home Journal, Blyth was the executive editor of Family Circle. She's married, has two sons, and lives in New York City.

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Spin Sisters
How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness --- and Liberalism --- to the Women of America
Myrna Blyth

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429970952
ISBN10: 1429970952
352 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312336073
ISBN10: 0312336071
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$19.99
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