Authors: Laura Van Wormer
LAURA VAN WORMER
Copyright © 1989, 2013 by Laura Van Wormer
Int’l ISBN: 978-1-62071-126-2
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All characters in this book have no existence outside the imagination of the author and have no relation whatsoever to anyone bearing the same name or names. They are not even distantly inspired by any individual known or unknown to the author, and all incidents are pure invention.
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Van Wormer, Laura, 1955-
Alexandria Waring: a novel / Laura Van Wormer.
Women television personalities —Fiction.;
Television news anchors —Fiction.)
New York : Doubleday, c1989.
PS3572.A42285 W4 1989 813/.54 89-32676
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Laura Van Wormer
has been a force in fiction since the publication of Riverside Drive in 1988. A best-selling author of fourteen novels, her engrossing plots, memorable characters and insider knowledge of the media professions have won praise from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and People Magazine. Today she is Publisher of Author & Company, dividing her time between Connecticut and New York.
Benedict Canyon / Jury Duty / Just for the Summer
The Alexandra Chronicles:
Riverside Drive / Alexandra Waring / Any Given Moment / Talk
Exposé* / The Last Lover* / Trouble Becomes Her*
The Bad Witness* / The Kill Fee* / Mr. Murder*
*A Sally Harrington Mystery
To learn more about Laura Van Wormer and
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with heartfelt thanks to
Dianna Whitley, Shaye Areheart, Paul Aron, David Burr,Patricia Elliott, Nell Hanson, Lindy Hess, Sara Maxwell and Betty Prashker
for everything, 1983-84 especially.
At the time I wrote this novel, Ronald Reagan was leaving office, George Bush senior was coming in, CNN was gaining traction on cable but the news groups at The Big Three broadcast networks were still the be-all and end-all. Clearly much has changed since 1988 (!), perhaps most of all the ages of Alexandra Waring, Cassy Cochran and Jessica Wright from book to book over the years because I didn’t want them to age as fast as I was! So I strongly advise you to stop doing the math about their ages in the novels because it will only drive you mad.
For those of you who read this book as WEST END, you may notice a different feel to the ending. That is because I have tried to restore it to something closer to the way I originally intended it, but was pushed to change. For younger readers, the notion that anyone ever cared about who slept with whom (or what) must seem rather quaint, but I assure you that everybody in mainstream American did care, and many careers were abruptly sidelined because of it.
ALEXANDRA WARING is by far my longest novel but is the usual mix of fun, sex and seriousness that became my hallmark. I hope you enjoy it.