A sampling of stories and essays
A tasting menu from the New York Daily News
Writing for charity and lucre.
George Rush and Joanna Molloy lay bare their tabloid romance with mobsters, moguls, fixers, hookers, stalkers, blackmailers…and each other. “Scandal: A Manual” is a guide to ruining and repairing reputations. It’s also an eyewitness account of the evolution of celebrity coverage -- from the twilight of Winchell to the dawn of Snapchat.
For over a decade, Secret Service agent Marty Venker protected four presidents and assorted candidates and dignitaries. His privileged view left him with many funny -- sometimes bizarre -- memories. But Venker, a liberal skeptic in a law-and-order outfit, developed doubts about dying for the likes of Imelda Marcos. His nighttime double-life led to his burn-out, and to his eventual resurrection as a nightclub DJ.