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Old 05-26-2006, 06:23 PM   #31
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I don't think he ever discusses his orientation or his love interests, whatever. So I don't think it's in the book at all. I'm sure some gay people might feel differently but I respect whatever someone's choice is in that area-to come out or not to come out, to keep their love lives private, etc.

I don't want to turn this into a debate/discussion about that, but that's just my take on it.

Gay, straight, whatever he's an impressive man. I loved him on Oprah, he was just so charming-he talked about not being able to sleep when Oprah sent him an e-mail about the book because he worried all night what she would think about it. And he made it clear that he doesn't think he's anything special because he grew up in an extremely wealthy family.
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Fun to read almost 2 yr old thread about the man

http://www.stereogum.com/archives/000766.html
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:43 PM   #33
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for those of you who have it ... tell me, does Anderson talk about any significant others in his life?

he talks about his father's death and brother's suicide, i'm sure, but there must be at least a passing mention of some kind of relationship.

or is that too personal?

we all know what i'm getting at.

i think Anderson is a fine reporter and the best thing on CNN. but how would you feel if your husband/wife/partner/significan other wrote a biography (at the age of 38, no less) and DIDN'T mention you?
is there any dedication in the book? Perhaps a clue? Not that it matters... He's still one of the few respected journalists out there today!
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Actually this is on gawker.com today, it just goes along with their long running schtick about Anderson. I have no idea who Julio is and it's not my business. All I know is I just want one chance to gaze into those incredibly dreamy blue eyes in person, damn it.

"The new memoir from our favorite CNN anchor was finally published this week — oh, you thought it was just a coincidence he was interviewed everywhere from Oprah to EW? — and we’d like to direct your attention to the book’s acknowledgements. Most are professional in nature — editors, agents, the like — but one doesn’t quite fit that mold. On page 212:

I’d like to thank Julio for his support and calm counsel without which this book would not have been possible."
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Quien es Julio?
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:12 PM   #36
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I just bought "Dispatches from the Edge" and it's both sensitively and beautifully written. I'll probaby finish it this week-end and I highly recommend it.

Yes, I know Anderson is gay, but I still have a crush on him. My type of guy=A Straight Anderson Cooper.
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It's good, I truly enjoyed it. It's not a detailed dissertation of all the places he has been and of what he has seen, it's distilled into simple accounts and honest descriptions of what he did and how he reacted. And of what the experiences meant to him personally. But the situations are definitely horrific and gut wrenching. I'm sure he could have written a book just about New Orleans, but it wouldn't have been the same book.

I really admire how honest he is about himself and how he behaved in these situations, he certainly doesn't try to portray himself as any sort of saint. And how honest he is about his brother's suicide.

I hope he never loses the part of him that makes him a special journalist.
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the only point i'm trying to make is that it is inconceivable for a straight person to have published a memoir and not mention some kind of romantic interest, relationship, etc.

i understand why Anderson keeps silent about this, but i also know that The Closet is a terrible thing, and what we need are more examples of happy, successful, "normal" gay people. i'm not suggesting he pull a Rosie O'Donnell and make his life about an issue (and i do respect what Rosie has done -- she basically retired and now crusades for one of the most honorable causes i can think of, gay adoption), but i think he is in a position to do immeasurable good if he were able to be out.

i promise i won't say anything else about this particular subject. i agree that this isn't a thread about Anderson's sexuality, but i do think it is pertinent when discussing a memoir.
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I don't think it's all that inconceivable, even some straight people don't like to talk about that subject all that much and/or prefer to keep that private. I understand what you're saying but it's not really a memoir, more like one thread from his life (his father's death/brother's suicide) interwoven with his experiences as a reporter. It sticks to that through the entire book.

Anderson guest hosted for Regis this morning and I got all excited, until Kelly opened her mouth. Talk about the female equivalent of a c**k blocker.
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he's on Larry King Thursday
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:21 PM   #41
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this is on Drudge but honestly I just wanted an excuse to post the picture that accompanies it

PHOTO-FINISH: CNN'S ANDERSON COOPER LANDS #1 BOOK, SCANS 37,639 COPIES IN FIRST WEEK, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE, BEATS NBC TIM RUSSERT BY 94 COPIES [37,545]... DEVELOPING..

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he's on Larry King Thursday
Oooh, this should be a hard hitting interview.

I'll probably watch, anyway.

And this thread is once again reminding me I need to go buy this book.
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Did anyone watch him on Larry King last night?

He was awesome

But I cannot believe he asked him if his brother hit the ground or hit a car or an awning. What a sicko, it's time to retire Larry

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP...01/lkl.01.html
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It's been time for Larry to retire for a looooong time. Did you see him with Elizabeth Taylor?

I caught the last part of this last night. I'm buying the book this weekend.
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No I didn't see him with Elizabeth. I just wanted to hug Anderson when he asked him that insane question

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