Lorenzo Benet

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Landing It: My Life On and Off The Ice
For more than two decades, incomparable figure skater Scott Hamilton has earned the admiration, and won the hearts, of people everywhere. Now for the first time, he shares a lifetime of reaching for the stars – and always beating the odds. Scott vividly recounts the highs and lows, the victories and defeats, of his remarkable life and career, including his brave battle against cancer and return to professional figure skating. With stunning candor, he gives followers of the sport a rare glimpse inside the world of superstar skaters. Filled with Scott’s genuine warmth and delightful humor, Landing It is the inspiring moving story of a true champion – a hero on and off the ice.

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Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin
People’s Lorenzo Benet met with Sarah Palin and her family just weeks before the announcement that she would be the Republican vice-presidential nominee. In this groundbreaking biography, he shows us the real Sarah Palin – untouched by the cameras and the campaign trail. From her basketball games and beauty pageants as a young woman in Alaska, to her relationship with Todd and their family, to her controversies and triumphs in office, and culminating with the manic excitement of the 2008 election, its controversial aftermath, and the post-election birth of her grandson, Trailblazer is the definitive, uncensored portrait of this extraordinarily complex woman.


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The Lives of Danielle Steel
Excerpt from a book review by Entertainment Weekly:

From Silky-locked, with jade green eyes, she drapes herself in Dior and dazzles * with diamonds. She survived absentee parents to become the doting (and ever- petite) mother of seven; she endured turbulent marriages only to find true love. She's a career woman who knows how to accessorize, and she's real. The escapades of Danielle Steel, it seems, rival only those of the characters in her chaos-strewn, record-selling romance books. People correspondents Vickie Bane and Lorenzo Benet spent more than a year researching and writing The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author (St. Martin's, $22.95), becoming embroiled in a legal battle with their resistant subject and poring through court documents to give us the lowdown. Steel's second husband is a convicted rapist! Her third husband is a recovering drug addict! Ultimately, of course, the heroine triumphs-and learns to shop along the way. Steel's story is a page-turner, and Bane and Benet embellish the tale with the endless details that readers of popular fiction expect: As a grade- schooler, Steel ''wore a navy blazer, white blouse, and dark gray skirt or tailored pants''; as an adult on an extended trip to New York from San Francisco, where she now lives, she reportedly brought 29 pieces of luggage, one for hats…

Books

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Publishers Weekly called Hamilton’s memoir “nice balance between the personal and professional. Readers seeking a peek at the world of competitive figure skating will be more than satisfied with Hamilton’s book.” The Boston Herald said “Fans will cheer this account of the skater’s rise to Olympic stardom, his subsequent battle with cancer and his triumphant return to the ice.” And the Library Journal called it “Inspirational … Enthusiastically recommended.”
The Washington Post called Trailblazer “A Revealing Personal Look,” while People magazine noted the book was written with cooperation of several Palin family members and close friends.
Fans of Danielle Steel’s romantic concoctions will relish this unauthorized biography. Bane and Benet have done an admirable job.” – People magazine

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