Nicole Kidman


Compulsively readable … an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman’s] life and career that’s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.”
–Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram

“Illuminating … part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism … [a] starry-eyed love letter.”
–Tara Ison, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Thomson is probably the single most gifted film writer alive … an extraordinarily knowing meditation on movies as purveyors of dreams and desires”
–Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

“Rewrites the celebrity biography into a savvy exploration of myth-making … Dangerously smart, Thomson never lectures. He throws little gems and thought-provoking insights in the midst of the liveliest conversation. A passionate storyteller, he peppers his analyses with sassy anecdotes … and biting remarks on politics, celebrity culture and their commodification of human dramas. Bold, provocative, irrepressibly funny … will delight those who enjoy a book that has guts and brains.”
–Cécile Alduy, San Francisco Chronicle

“Film critic David Thomson has a crush on Kidman and he doesn’t care who knows … a shrewd book about the nature of screen acting, fantasy and stardom.”

From the Hardcover edition.