Meet Natasha Stoynoff

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident

Meet Natasha Stoynoff

Natasha Stoynoff began her career as a teenaged entertainment sleuth in her hometown of Toronto, nabbing interviews and photos of elusive celebrities like Bruce Springsteen, Marlon Brando, and Madonna for the local dailies.

After earning a B.A. in English and Psychology at York University and studying Journalism, she worked as a two-way news reporter/ photographer at the Toronto Star and created her own Showbiz column, “Celebrity Bytes,” at the Toronto Sun.

While still in Canada, Natasha became a correspondent for People and TIME magazines, covering the Cannes International Film Festival and reporting for cover stories on sports, politics, and human interest. Before the turn of the century, she moved to New York City to join People on staff, where she remained for more than a decade interviewing top film and music icons including Meryl Streep, Paul McCartney, and Lauren Bacall.

This is her twelfth book collaboration, including two New York Times bestsellers. Natasha lives in Manhattan, where she works on screenplays and books.

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