In beguiling Gen. David Petraeus, biographer Paula Broadwell joins a select group of ambitious female scribes who have run away—literally—with their subjects.
Ms. Broadwell seduced the exercise-mad general in Afghanistan when she proved she could match his six-minute miles. She sealed the deal with a finished piece of hagiography called—no snickering now—All In, which she then went on to flog in evening dresses that revealed biceps to rival Michelle Obama’s.
Ms. Broadwell is in hiding now, but she’s in good company.
Female scribes may be at a disadvantage when it comes to good assignments and pay, but they enjoy certain benefits vis-à-vis male egomaniacs.
On a recent afternoon, Suzy Wetlaufer walked into her kitchen and started screaming.
“Oh my God!” she shrieked, staring at a large cardboard box that had arrived via FedEx from Saks Fifth Avenue. “It’s my wedding dress! It’s my wedding dress!” She turned to the housekeeper. “Maria! Unpack it and hang it in my closet. Read More
After the recent revelations by The Wall Street Journal that Suzy Wetlaufer, the editor of the Harvard Business Review , was romantically involved with former General Electric chairman Jack Welch, it seemed only a matter of time before the Review would announce her resignation. After all, she had reported and written a story on Mr. Read More