A desperate woman caught in the corner of celebrity martyrdom fights her way out tooth and nail as all of America is watching. Notoriety is a tough and stark account of one woman's life taking an unexpected turn after a desperate act is mistaken for heroism. Notoriety shines a spotlight on the vicious cycle of media-driven celebrity, and in consequence, the trouble fame inevitably attracts. obooko.
The Bronx, New York, nineteen fifty-nine, stark white slate skies overcast a storefront-lined street. Across the shifting waters of the Hudson stand the skyscrapers on the island of Manhattan, drearily nestled. Of those few working-class people managing to get on with the urban monotony of the early morning, one stood out. She was Miss Betsy Burkes. An attractive young woman, tall and healthfully slender, she made a call from within a telephone boo...