The Secrets We Keep


When do the term limits expire so that a PR person can dish on his or her former employer or clients? I ask this because the new novel by former Miramax in-house publicist Rachel Pine has her dishing on the eminently dishable Weinstein brothers. Of course, there’s plenty of precedent for kiss & tell romans a clef. Who can forget The Devil Wears Prada, a thinly veiled indictment of Vogue editrix Anna Wintour?

But are PR people held to higher standards than let’s say the assistant to a belligerent boss or the office administrator? As “insiders,” PR people have many tales to tell out of school. Personally, I believe one should wait until he or she is 91 years old before spilling the beans.