New memoir, Journaling Fame, by former entertainment journalist, Allison Kugel, reveals never before heard stories with Dave Chappelle, 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, the Kardashians and other celebs. Review copies available upon request.
by Allison Kugel
Book Release Date April 25, 2017
Journalist and writer Allison Kugel’s dangling raw nerve of a memoir examines her journey with a life-altering anxiety disorder against the backdrop of a career in celebrity journalism.
Between numerous celebrity interactions and recalling harrowing memories from youth and adolescents, she attempts to piece together moments of her life that, both, built her career successes and fostered severe panic attacks that threatened to undo it all. Amidst the emotional chaos and pop culture anecdotes, Kugel shares an endearing subtext of spiritual growth that educates and inspires.
Personal and professional moments and never before heard personal stories with Dave Chappelle, the Kardashians, 50 Cent, Tupac’s posthumous team, Jenna Jameson, Elle Macpherson, Stan Lee, Tyrese, Joe Pantoliano, Gloria Allred, Mike Tyson, Kristin Chenoweth and many others are sprinkled throughout.
Allison Kugel provides an ultimate insider’s guide into the celebrity journalism and publicity machines that the public doesn’t get to see, along with shared personal memories of Hollywood friendships. She pulls no punches when going into excruciating detail about her experiences with anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Her memoir seamlessly weaves in and out of professional triumphs and personal struggles, with self-examination, irony and humor.
Advance Buzz for Journaling Fame –
“Allison Kugel is everything I wish I could be as a celebrity journalist. She has interviewed the Kardashian sisters, 50 Cent, politicians and everybody in between, and of course has many fun stories to go along with them. The stories are so good in fact, that she is writing a book about the experience.” -
“Between her celebrity encounters, Kugel chronicles panic attacks from a near-crippling anxiety disorder.” – Richard Johnson, Page Six Columnist for The New York Post