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tell-all

1. adjective Exposing, sharing, or revealing all the intimate, scandalous, or salacious details (of something). The aide agreed to give a tell-all interview about her affair with the senator.
2. noun Some piece of writing that exposes or reveals the intimate, scandalous, or salacious details (of something). The actor's tell-all about his experiences in the film industry has shot up to the top of the national bestseller list.
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The testimony of the tell-alls is remarkably consistent.
But one sorry reality is that too many stars attempt to do tell-alls but often, they don't really want to tell anything.
Lavinia Flyte's journal, which Cornick cleverly models on real 19th-century sex worker tell-alls, leads Holly to believe that Elizabeth's treasure is located somewhere in the ruins of Ashdown House.
Milner supports the textured claims he makes on the basis that Reddy's research provides by "close" reading of material that is as new to intellectual and civic historians as obscenity arrest records, trapped-in-a-nunnery tell-alls, and colporteurs' reports.
One has to wonder if the conversation after Hoffman's death and the new gay tell-alls are part of America finally coming out about addiction.
'Don't even try to put it down!'' wrote New York Times critic Janet Maslin when movie wunderkind Robert Evans produced a memoir that Entertainment Weekly called "One of the greatest Hollywood Tell-alls!''
Her story The Little Princesses - perhaps one of the first royal tell-alls - led to her being ostracised by the Royal Family forever.
There are two tell-alls, both of which you can uncover simply by asking the partners and staff about the firm's vision.
Bailey's 456-page manuscript is in the tradition of juicy political tell-alls by former allies-turned-enemies.
Tell-alls should be gripping, they should be chilling for the subjects and leave a scene of carnage and the mother of all bloodbaths in their wake.
But after some 850 interviews, Kelley, who has written tell-alls about the Bush family, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Reagan, said she concluded Winfrey, who has been engaged to Graham since 1992, was just not interested in anyone.
Ignoring most of our better ideas--such as a written constitution and legal rights vested in every citizen--they've happily adopted everything we do wrong: They conduct mawkish, Oprah-style group hugs on morning chat shows and publish tell-alls about how they "overcame" child abuse, lost fathers, and bad dating.
Merchandisers have laid plans to tantalize us with clever diversionsthrillers and heart-rending love stories and tell-alls and how-tosbooks so compelling that, no matter how much fun we could otherwise be having, we cannot put them down.
In her previous tell-alls, Tea chronicled her personal adventures in a unique post-punk, third-wave feminist voice that catapulted her to cult status among both queer and straight 18-to-30-somethings.
More than 6,000 books have been collected from rooms in the past year and the top five titles have all been celebrity tell-alls. Paris, heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire, was number one followed by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's book.