This is not a hatchet job
New York (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
Ian Halperin has made a career of undercover investigations, infiltrating the worlds of Hollywood, Scientology and high fashion. But in his new book, Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, released December 1, he goes the furthest he ever has, posing as a suicidal mental patient at the psychiatric hospital where Angelina Jolie was committed just nine years ago.
What he discovered there is just one of many new secrets this veteran celebrity biographer uncovers in his new exposé about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the couple the world knows as "Brangelina."
Halperin, whose last book, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, topped the New York Times bestseller list in July 2009, provides startling new revelations about Hollywood's golden couple, including Jolie's behind-the-scenes role in demonizing Jennifer Aniston so as not to be portrayed as a home-wrecker.
Other sample highlights of the book, published by Transit Publishing:
- Halperin infiltrated a consensual sibling incest support group as part of his investigation into Jolie's notorious 2000 Oscar-night kiss with her brother and the subsequent controversy.
- Halperin details her troubled adolescence and young adulthood, replete with her publicly admitted experiences with bisexuality, drugs, self-injury, and suicidal impulses.
- Halperin cites entertainment industry sources describing how Jolie has become a master of misdirection--deflecting one controversy after another by manipulating the public and the media.
- Halperin reveals the mastermind behind Jolie's incredible transformation from notorious Hollywood bad girl to a philanthropist and refugee activist--the "Saint Angelina" the world knows today.
- Halperin presents the facts and dispels the myths about Jolie's relationship with Pitt, speculating on the odds of a future breakup and revealing the untold story behind the power of the Brangelina "brand."
Despite his many sensational revelations, however, Halperin stresses that his new book is, in fact, quite sympathetic to Jolie:
"This is not a hatchet job," explains Ian Halperin. "It portrays Jolie as ambitious and extremely manipulative of her public image, but it also shows her to be an extraordinary woman, a sincere humanitarian, and a wonderful mother. The story of her life and what she has overcome is very inspirational."
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Transit Publishing Inc.