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Bloomberg’s 10 Most Compelling Books to Put on Your Reading List This Spring This definitive biography of Anna Wintour follows the steep climb of an ambitious young woman who would—with singular and legendary focus—become one of the most powerful people in media.As a child, Anna Wintour was a tomboy with no apparent interest in clothing but, seduced by the miniskirts and bob haircuts of swinging 1960s London, she grew into a fashion-obsessed teenager. Her father, an influential newspaper editor, loomed large in her life, and once he decided she should become editor-in-chief of Vogue, she never looked back. Impatient to start her career, she left high school and got a job at a trendy boutique in London—an experience that would be the first of many defeats. Undeterred, she found work in the competitive world of magazines, eventually embarking on a journey to New York and a battle to ascend, no matter who or what stood in her way. Once she was crowned editor-in-chief of Vogue—in one of the stormiest transitions in fashion magazine history—she continued the fight to retain her enviable position, ultimately rising to dominate all of Condé Nast. Based on extensive interviews with Anna Wintour’s closest friends and collaborators, including some of the biggest names in fashion, journalist Amy Odell has crafted the most revealing portrait of Wintour ever published. Weaving Anna’s personal story into a larger narrative about the hierarchical dynamics of the fashion industry and the complex world of Condé Nast, Anna charts the relentless ambition of the woman who would become an icon.
Amy Odell
May 3, 2022
464 pages
File Size: 4 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese
“A wealth of delightful details…Odell’s insights into how fashion magazines work (or worked) are fascinating….You’ll walk away knowing every step—and misstep—in Wintour’s famous ascent to the heights of magazinedom.”  —The New York Times“A dissection of one of fashion’s most controversial figures and a window into the glossy pages of Vogue, Amy Odell’s definitive Anna Wintour bio balances criticism with understanding and stories of true sadism: Imagine telling Oprah to lose 20 pounds for a cover.” —Rolling Stone“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 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“What scintillates…are the intimate details about a famously inscrutable subject…as well as the blunt treatment of Wintour’s more problematic sides…. [a] fascinating look at an enigmatic figure.” –Publisher’s Weekly“The most comprehensive biography of the media icon… [Anna] fascinates with Odell’s well-documented account of Wintour’s broad influence.” —Library Journal“[A] stunningly thorough, balanced, humanizing portrait of the most powerful woman working in fashion, and one of the most powerful business leaders in America…. After speaking with over 250 sources and poring over letters and magazines, Odell gives us countless juicier, more illuminating details to gobble up.” —The Cut“A highly detailed and revelatory portrait of a very private figure.” —“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“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 “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 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 <div id="
  • She’s the ultimate style-setter, and easily the most powerful woman in publishing. A nod from her and you’re a star; a frown and you should look for a new line of work. And it takes a tough woman to climb to the heights she’s reached. I couldn’t put this revealing bio down.
  • I can only imagine meeting fashion royalty as Anna Wintour, remember to breath and not faint for goodness sake!! Curtsy as appropriate!! I look forward to an enjoyable journey into “Anna: The Biography.” 💚 💚 💚 Arrived May 3 , finished May 5. Dedication, Endurance, Sophistication, Historical, Educational.
  • If you’re passionate and curious about fashion, media, publishing, pop culture, and/or the interplay of all of the above — and how singularly focused, ambitious, and sometimes divisive/misunderstood power players (especially women) shape these things, THIS is your book. Amy Odell’s exhaustive research and access, combined with her sharp insight, sly humor and intuitive sense of Anna Wintour’s psychology and intent make this biography both definitive and gripping. A must-read for Spring/Summer, and then Fall/Spring…read it!
  • Nothing new that wasn’t available all ready.I would think Anna wouldn’t be much interested in this,the author just rehashed what was all ready out there.
  • This book was so well balanced! The author didn’t fall into the trite, one dimensional narrative that most use to characterize Anna. The book was well paced and gave a new side and perspective not yet seen. Highly recommend.
  • I could not put this book down. There is SO MUCH new info, and it doesn’t drag for a second. I feel like I get Anna Wintour now — why she made the decisions she did, even if they were the wrong ones (and boy, has she made some bad decisions). Would recommend whether you care about fashion or not! Amazing read.
  • Honestly after I read it, I felt like now when I see Anna in the news (like at the most recent Met Gala), I felt like I knew her — this is such an intimate detailed look at an otherwise mysterious/closed-off person, but a person who has shaped the fashion world and left a “dent in the Universe” (as Jobs would say). I loved reading about her ascent to power — truly a fascinating look at how she did it, and how she continues to stay there, even as the world has changed *so much* in her time. If you’re curious at all about one of the most powerful people in the fashion world, this is a *MUST READ*. You’ll pick it up and won’t be able to put it down till you’re done!
  • I simply could not put this book down.I didn’t think I would be the target audience for this book, knowing next to nothing about fashion, but I was fascinated by Anna as a businessperson whose influence rivals those like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos.This book is a revealing portrait of the person behind those famous sunglasses. I now feel like I understand what drove Anna to succeed and to fight to remain in power through all her ups and downs.I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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