Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America The title of Myrna Blyth's Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America (St. Martin's, $24.95)…
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The title of Myrna Blyth's Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America (St. Martin's, $24.95) doesn't scream juicy. But the ex-editor of Ladies' Home Journal packs Spin with meow moments. -- Clarissa Cruz

-- ''Rosie [O'Donnell] did not like to tell anyone her correct clothing size [for photo shoots]. So when she arrived at the studio...outfits...didn't fit...that made Rosie even madder.''

-- Svelte Vogue editor Anna Wintour ''couldn't resist commenting on the 'plumpness' of Liz Tilberis, a onetime rival, in the obituary she wrote after Tilberis died of ovarian cancer.''

-- On video shoots, ''J. Lo has her very own 'nipple tweaker,' a man who pinches them so they stand up and salute....''

-- ''We did far less to [retouch photos of] Cher than she has probably done to herself. But she didn't like it...which struck me as just the teeniest bit odd coming from a woman who always looks like she's just [auditioned] for...Star Wars.''

Originally posted Mar 19, 2004 Published in issue #756 Mar 19, 2004 Order article reprints