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A New Book Promises To Tell The ‘Untold’ Story Of Duran Duran

But shouldn’t rock-star bios deliver more than the usual tales of mayhem like trashed hotel rooms?

Duran Duran in the 1980s / Credit: EMI Records

You see a lot of code words in the publishing industry hype for new books. “Long-awaited” can mean, “We couldn’t publish it until the author got out of rehab.” A “promising debut” can translate to…



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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.