ONE LIFETIME IS NOT ENOUGH by Zsa Zsa with Wendy Leigh Gabor


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Entertainment plus as Gabor recaps her nine marriages and names apparently every man who ever slept with her--an epic list. Whatever her image as a high-fashion featherbrain relentlessly pursuing diamonds and fresh husbands, Gabor comes through as a lively storyteller with a fabulous life to disrobe, from her glorious deflowering at 15 by president of Turkey Kemal Ataturk to an alleged rape-through-extortion by Frank Sinatra. She avoids the zingers of her usual public humor and zeroes in on romance: ""Porfirio Rubirosa was machismo incarnate... We were like two children: pleasure-seeking, hedonistic, perhaps spoiled and selfish, but full of an unquenchable lust for life...."" Meanwhile, her true love, third husband George Sanders, bum through her French windows with two detectives. ""In shock, I jumped out of bed, forgetting that all I was wearing was my diamond earrings, and stood there, stark naked. George, who hadn't seen me in months, couldn't take his eyes off me. Rubi, also naked...locked himself in the bathroom."" The trio left. ""Then Rubi came out of the bathroom, we made love, and I knew that, despite George, my passion for Rubi remained undimmed."" Highlights amid the highlights include Greta Garbo coming on to young Gabor: ""Then she kissed me straight on the mouth. And I couldn't help kissing her back because she was so overwhelmingly strong and so beautiful."" Turned down are Jack Kennedy, who chased her for years, Elvis, John Huston, Henry Fonds. Absolutely marvelous: Richard Burton. Superb: Sean Connery. Long-termers: Conrad Hilton, J. Paul Getty. Near miss (called to the White House at the penultimate moment): Henry Kissinger. Page after delicious page of a lifetime scorecard. The mind reels.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1991
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Delacorte