Jerry Oppenheimer is an investigative reporter and TV news and documentary producer. He has been writing definitive, bestselling biographies of American icons since the mid-80s, including Rock Hudson, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Martha Stewart, the Clintons and Jerry Seinfeld.
""Front Row" is a fun book...To Oppenheimer's credit, the book charts a series of seismic shifts that Wintour-for good and ill-helped navigate: the shift from written to visual culture; the triumph of style over content; the transfer of power from the mature to the young....how Wintour, the single-minded diva, schemed and screamed her way to the top of the fashion-magazine world."- "New York" magazine "A fast-paced biographical romp... Mr. Oppenheimer uses "Front Row" to ladle out dish--just as he did in "Just Desserts," his 1997 biography of Martha Stewart. What he serves up is pretty juicy.... "Front Row" is an entertaining chronicle of Ms. Wintour's life...A study in power."- "New York Observer" "A fascinating read about one of the great queen-bee bosses and her mission to determine and define fashion."- "Booklist" "Gleefully vicious biography of a New York fashion icon....An in-depth look at Anna's 'bitch-eat-bitch' world."- "Kirkus" "Must read...gripping tales about one of fashion's most powerful players."- "The Daily Telegraph" "A blistering new biography. The most eagerly awaited unauthorized biography...Better than fiction."- "New York Post" "Oppenheimer combs his subject's past...dotting his pages with catty stories...fun dish"- "Publishers Weekly" "Whether you love fashion or dissections of the sort of cold-blooded creatures who inhabit it, Jerry Oppenheimer's "Front Row" is for you: an equally cold-blooded portrayal of the reigning queen of a world defined by frivolity...and abject fear."- Michael Gross, author of "Model and Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren"