This is why I prefer being a business book ghostwriter.
Here is what it takes to be a celebrity book ghostwriter.“You have to be sort of a shrink — taking someone through their life, you need patience and put your own ego away because you’re not the boss,” says Wendy Leigh, a Hollywood memoir ghostwriter.
As a ghostwriter, “you’re part psychoanalyst, part best friend, part lion tamer, part interviewer and part nanny,” Leigh said to CNN. “You have to crack the whip now and again.”
Leigh told CNN about working with Zsa Zsa Gabor, who went through co-authors like she went through husbands.
Leigh, the fifth and final writer to attempt Gabor’s memoir, ended up uncovering a long list of lovers Gabor had previously chosen to keep under wraps — simply by asking — including a secret affair with Frank Sinatra.
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