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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 12, 1991
Will Nancy Reagan ever feel free to walk into a bookstore again? Besides Kitty Kelley's upcoming tell-all to worry about, now comes word that there's more literary discomfort looming closer to home.The third novel from Ronald and Nancy Reagan's estranged daughter, Patti Davis, is due out in August.Ms. Davis describes "A House of Secrets" as a coming-of-age story about a girl "wrestling with the residue" of her relationship with her psychologically domineering mother."There are some very autobiographical elements in it," she told the Los Angeles Times recently, offering no details.
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By Bruce McCabe and Bruce McCabe,Boston Globe | July 10, 1994
"You don't have to be a policewoman or a former president's daughter to want to be a sex symbol."So says Gary Cole, Playboy magazine's photography director, referring to the magazine's last two cover subjects. Out on the newsstands is the August issue with what Playboy calls the "arresting" New York policewoman Carol Shaya. She is seen in some photos apprehending suspects on the mean streets of the South Bronx and in other photos . . . well, off-duty.Ms. Shaya succeeds the celebrated cover subject of the July issue, Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | May 6, 1992
It has come to this: government as something we need a 12-step program to recover from. Citizens who love a politician, and the politician who deceives them. I'm not OK, and you're probably enabling or co-dependent."The way my parents parented this country is no different than the way they parented their family," says Patti Davis, who -- depending on your viewpoint -- is either the bad-seed daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan or the righteous whistle-blower on the former First Dysfunctional Family.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 10, 1994
Here's my memory of the Reagan administration. Nancy always wore red. And Ron ran the country as if each day were another chance to play the lead in "Father Knows Best."Well, there's a new episode, just out. This is the one in which Kitten (played by Reagan daughter Patti Davis) poses nude in Playboy.And Father?Father figures they're never going to put him on Mount Rushmore now. After all, nobody ever saw any of the Lincoln kids naked.But we can see Patti staring at us from the cover of Playboy, naked from the waist up -- except for the guy's hands on her breasts.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
A good, trashy novel has its place. In "Bondage," Patti Davis pushes the limits of trash . . . and she has found them.Dysfunctional family life has been one of Ms. Davis' favorite subjects, beginning with "The Way I See It," the nonfiction book about her parents, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, and the best-sellers "Home Front," "A House of Secrets" and "Dead Fall."Her protagonist in "Bondage" won't win any awards for being well-adjusted, either. As a girl, Sara was assaulted by her playmates and narrowly escaped being raped.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 10, 1994
Here's my memory of the Reagan administration. Nancy always wore red. And Ron ran the country as if each day were another chance to play the lead in "Father Knows Best."Well, there's a new episode, just out. This is the one in which Kitten (played by Reagan daughter Patti Davis) poses nude in Playboy.And Father?Father figures they're never going to put him on Mount Rushmore now. After all, nobody ever saw any of the Lincoln kids naked.But we can see Patti staring at us from the cover of Playboy, naked from the waist up -- except for the guy's hands on her breasts.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | April 30, 1992
Excuse me, but would anyone like to join a new support group I'm starting? One dedicated to the proposition that we must -- repeat, must -- stop former first daughter Patti Davis before she writes again.It's a tough job but somebody's got to stop this trash-and-cash-in-on-being-the-offspring-of Nancy and Ronnie Reagan thing before it becomes a series.Like "Friday the 13th."Or "Nightmare on Elm Street."Unfortunately, it may already be too late.Patti, it seems, is about to hit the talk show circuit.
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By Bruce McCabe and Bruce McCabe,Boston Globe | July 10, 1994
"You don't have to be a policewoman or a former president's daughter to want to be a sex symbol."So says Gary Cole, Playboy magazine's photography director, referring to the magazine's last two cover subjects. Out on the newsstands is the August issue with what Playboy calls the "arresting" New York policewoman Carol Shaya. She is seen in some photos apprehending suspects on the mean streets of the South Bronx and in other photos . . . well, off-duty.Ms. Shaya succeeds the celebrated cover subject of the July issue, Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan.
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By GARRY WILLS | January 17, 1994
Chicago. -- I know that some people need psychological counseling, or psychiatric treatment, and profit by it. Chemical therapy is a lifesaver. In fact, we all need some wise person we can turn to for advice. A friend or mentor can be the best psychiatrist.Having said that, I have wondered at times why the psychiatrists or psychologists I have met often seem so poorly adjusted themselves. Why go to someone whose life is a mess in order to straighten out the mess of your own life? Some counselors seem to get into their line of work because of their need for help.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 8, 1991
"I NEVER did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!" said that free-thinker, Harry S Truman, 33rd president of the United States.SPEAKING OF telling the truth and giving them hell. Now comes Patti Davis, daughter of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, and his first lady, Nancy. Patti will not only soon be subscribing to the Truman doctrine, she will also give her own twist to the Paddy Chayefsky philosophy expressed by Peter Finch in the movie "Network" -- to wit, she's mad as hell and she's not going to take it any more!
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
A good, trashy novel has its place. In "Bondage," Patti Davis pushes the limits of trash . . . and she has found them.Dysfunctional family life has been one of Ms. Davis' favorite subjects, beginning with "The Way I See It," the nonfiction book about her parents, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, and the best-sellers "Home Front," "A House of Secrets" and "Dead Fall."Her protagonist in "Bondage" won't win any awards for being well-adjusted, either. As a girl, Sara was assaulted by her playmates and narrowly escaped being raped.
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By GARRY WILLS | January 17, 1994
Chicago. -- I know that some people need psychological counseling, or psychiatric treatment, and profit by it. Chemical therapy is a lifesaver. In fact, we all need some wise person we can turn to for advice. A friend or mentor can be the best psychiatrist.Having said that, I have wondered at times why the psychiatrists or psychologists I have met often seem so poorly adjusted themselves. Why go to someone whose life is a mess in order to straighten out the mess of your own life? Some counselors seem to get into their line of work because of their need for help.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | May 6, 1992
It has come to this: government as something we need a 12-step program to recover from. Citizens who love a politician, and the politician who deceives them. I'm not OK, and you're probably enabling or co-dependent."The way my parents parented this country is no different than the way they parented their family," says Patti Davis, who -- depending on your viewpoint -- is either the bad-seed daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan or the righteous whistle-blower on the former First Dysfunctional Family.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | April 30, 1992
Excuse me, but would anyone like to join a new support group I'm starting? One dedicated to the proposition that we must -- repeat, must -- stop former first daughter Patti Davis before she writes again.It's a tough job but somebody's got to stop this trash-and-cash-in-on-being-the-offspring-of Nancy and Ronnie Reagan thing before it becomes a series.Like "Friday the 13th."Or "Nightmare on Elm Street."Unfortunately, it may already be too late.Patti, it seems, is about to hit the talk show circuit.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 8, 1991
"I NEVER did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!" said that free-thinker, Harry S Truman, 33rd president of the United States.SPEAKING OF telling the truth and giving them hell. Now comes Patti Davis, daughter of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, and his first lady, Nancy. Patti will not only soon be subscribing to the Truman doctrine, she will also give her own twist to the Paddy Chayefsky philosophy expressed by Peter Finch in the movie "Network" -- to wit, she's mad as hell and she's not going to take it any more!
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 12, 1991
Will Nancy Reagan ever feel free to walk into a bookstore again? Besides Kitty Kelley's upcoming tell-all to worry about, now comes word that there's more literary discomfort looming closer to home.The third novel from Ronald and Nancy Reagan's estranged daughter, Patti Davis, is due out in August.Ms. Davis describes "A House of Secrets" as a coming-of-age story about a girl "wrestling with the residue" of her relationship with her psychologically domineering mother."There are some very autobiographical elements in it," she told the Los Angeles Times recently, offering no details.
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April 15, 1991
Sure, we're a little ashamed of our prurient fascination with the latest gossip about Nancy Reagan, but, hey, there are two serious points here. On the evidence of Kitty Kelley's unauthorized hatchet job: (1) The Reagans were hypocrites, presuming to stand for family virtues even as they turned the White House into Peyton Place on the Potomac, and (2) Mrs. Reagan's "petticoat presidency" usurped the powers of the man we elected.So what else is new?The stuff about Frank Sinatra is interesting, though based on innuendo.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | March 18, 1994
It's not what you'd call a powerhouse night of television, unless you're a college basketball fan. If so, and you're looking for hoops, there it is -- on CBS, for most of the afternoon and much of the evening. Otherwise, the evening's highlight is an episode of "The X-Files" -- one that was supposed to be last Friday's highlight.* "NCAA basketball tournament" (noon-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-conclusion, WBAL, Channel 11) -- Eight more hours of opening-round coverage, occupying most of the afternoon and all of CBS' prime time.
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