Who is Anne Robinson?
She's the notorious grand inquisitor of the television sensation The Weakest Link. She's the first woman in nearly half a century to host a prime-time game show. She's the highest-paid female journalist in British history. She warrants fan mail and death threats, fear and loathing, unqualified admiration and unabashed hatred....
But what you don't know about the Host from Hell could fill a book.
From pioneering journalist to overnight pop-culture phenomenon, Anne Robinson tells all with the same bar-nothing candor that won her the honor of "rudest woman on TV" (Britain's TVTimes). But now Anne Robinson trains her steely-eyed focus on her own past. With unblinking honesty she shares the events of her formative upbringing by a sensitive father and a driven, hardworking mother who was "part magic, part monster." With unreserved pride she reveals the headline-making battles to carve out her own career as a journalist, a controversial consumer reporter, and a BBC anchor -- a calling that took its toll on a troubled marriage and a sensational, highly publicized custody battle.
And with biting humor, Anne Robinson explores what brought her to her latest level of infamy: the autocratic style, withering glance, and stinging lash of the lady in black, landing her in the unique position of being both the most popular and unpopular television personality in history.
This is Anne Robinson. Are you game?
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The Strongest Link
After reading this book, I have become an admirer of this amazing woman. This book is written in a very saucy, creative, and straightforward style which accurately reflects her true personality and her Weakest Link role. And it’s very brave of her to admit her troubled past and how she overcame it all, not to mention that she does so honestly without giving herself any false pride. Despite the Weakest Link’s short life in the US, it’s overall success hasn’t been forgotten by game show fans like myself. I hope her second book will be just as good as this one.