Nunca es fácil ser una celebridad
Felipe Restrepo Pombo

NON-FICTION | 2013 | 191 pages

A Colombian reporter on a mission: Felipe Restrepo needs to find 16 celebrities in order to interview them. This book is the result of years of work. In it, the author shares his one-of-a-kind interviews with such celebrities as Tim Burton, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Gastón Acurio and Susan Sontag, among others. Sixteen fascinating profiles in which a writer is able to uncover the most human and fascinating sides to each and every one of these celebrities.
 

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Editor and journalist Felipe Restrepo has accomplished two things: first, he has the stamina and the knowledge to insist until he manages to get what he wants (an interview with the celebrity). Second, he doesn’t necessarily believe what these celebrities or their managers them him, holding on to the steadfast conviction that behind every celebrity there is a human being. (…) Restrepo doesn’t only ask; he observes everything that’s going on around him, even when someone else might think there is nothing at all. (…) He talks, he listens, he compares, he adds and he subtracts, he remembers, he cuts and he hones and finally, in a prose that is as clear as a cloudless sky and as confident as a climber’s boot, he writes.
— from the Prologue by Leila Guerriero
 
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