Christine Schwab in Conversation with Chantal Gordon
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Christine Schwab has lived a life of Hollywood and New York glamour most people can only dream about. For 20 years she appeared as a fashion and beauty reporter on the nations leading television shows including, Live with Regis & Kelly, Oprah!, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and NBC Nightly News. She dined with celebrities, met US Presidents, attended numerous Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes, published two books and was featured in and wrote for many of the most popular magazines while living a thrilling personal and public life married to a powerful Hollywood executive. But for most of those years, she was hiding a devastating illness that threatened to take over her entire life.
In Take Me Home From the Oscars, Schwab tells for the first time her story of living an amazing life in television while suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Schwab recounts with incredible honesty how on the same day she produced and appeared in a major makeover segment for Live with Regis & Kelly in New York and then raced to Chicago to appear on Oprah!, all while balancing medications to ward off the relentless pain that plagued her on-camera and off. She shares an enchanted evening at the Oscars and the unpredictable arthritis pain that cut it heartbreakingly short. She re-lives being driven to deceive herself and others in a career that demands timeless beauty and youth.
“A delicious behind-the-scenes look at fashion and TV… and the vicious disease, the unrelenting pain, and the triumph that comes with finally deciding to wear it all like a badge of courage. Christine Schwab took lemons and turned them into haute couture. I like her style more than ever!”
– Adam Glassman, O, The Oprah Magazine
Christine Schwab is known as one of the most successful television personalities and authors in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She has been a recurring guest on the most popular network television shows including: Oprah!, NBC Nightly News, CBS-The Early Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Rachel Ray, Inside Edition, CNBC News, Fox Network News, E! Entertainment and Weekend Today. Schwab started her career as a journalist on KABC-TV Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. She is the author of Quickstyle, The Grownup Girls Guide to Style, and Take Me Home from the Oscars. Check out her website christineschwab.com
Chantal Gordon is the San Diego style and shopping editor for NBC Universal’s national lifestyle site, TheFeast.com. She got her start as Vogue’s West Coast Assistant, planning photo shoots (including one of the first-ever stories about Rodarte), assisting Andre Leon Talley during the Oscars, and scouting rising-star designers. She’s the former associate editor for Riviera magazine in San Diego — where she covered local and national trends, boutiques, and designers — and has written for Nylon, WWD, Teen Vogue, and C.