Judith Regan: For Two Mouths, a Megaphone

"I am an easy target," says Judith Regan, "because I have a big mouth and people don't always agree with me." It is fitting that the editor who brought both Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern between hard covers is, in her own world, as controversial as either. A former reporter for the National Enquirer, she joined Simon & Schuster in 1988 without a lick of book-publishing experience. Yet she showed a nose for hot celebrities, bringing in books by Kathie Lee Gifford, Hollywood executive Dawn Steel and even (her next project) MTV superstars Beavis and Butt-head. To admirers, Regan is a...

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