Beyond the Red Carpet Book Review with Francine Brokaw and Amy Osmond Cook


Beyond the Red Carpet is a fascinating look at the world of entertainment journalism and how journalism is changing in today’s internet culture. Written by Francine Brokaw, a veteran in the entertainment industry, the book shares stories from Francine and her colleagues, enlightening readers about what entertainment journalists get up to.

Red Carpet gives an inside look at a few of Francine’s favorite interviews, including James Garner: his frankness and determination to tell his story were unforgettable. Francine has also interviewed Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, and Shirley MacLaine.

While Francine believes things are getting worse for journalists—with growing competition from paparazzi, bloggers, and tweeters—she’s from the print era and believes that fact checking and presenting facts is the best way to go as a journalist. Read Beyond the Red Carpet for an honest and fun look at how journalism was and how it is now.

A version of this article was published by Good Day Orange County. It has been republished here with permission.


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