The Outrageous Jerry Springer - Ian Markham-Smith; Liz Hodgson;Blake, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper and a small puncture to the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Jerry Springer is the most notorious and controversial talk show host ever.
His show provides a daily showcase for the bizarre and dysfunctional, people whose lives and families have fallen apart, but who choose to appear on television to wash their dirty linen.
The son of Jewish refugees from the Nazi holocaust, Jerry was born in London, and emigrated to New York as a child.
A brilliant and dedicated student, he adapted quickly to American life, qualifying as a lawyer before turning to politics in his twenties.
He proved a liberal and deeply sympathetic Democrat councillor of Cincinnati, passionate in his beliefs — even spending a night in jail to understand the plight of those incarcerated in the Cincinatti prison system.
But scandal was never far away, and his illicit visits to a brothel (where he paid by cheque) forced his resignation.
But he made a spectacular comeback and became Mayor for Cincinnati, one of the youngest in American history, and then made an unsuccessful bid for governorship of Ohio.
Jerry moved into local television as a news commentator and award winning presenter, before being asked to start a talk show. The Jerry Springer Show was born.
But there is far more to the real Jerry Springer than meets the eye. He is a complex individual, a natural leader who combines genuine sympathy with unrivalled charisma and the populist’s touch.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 337 pages.