“Joanne Herring is a very difficult woman to say no to.”
Charlie Wilson, from The True Story of Charlie Wilson, History Channel

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I know Joanne Herring to be a most dynamic and inspiring personality. Her deep commitment to alleviate and assuage the sufferings of people of our region has touched me immensely. Her unique contribution to the Afghan freedom struggle in the 1980’s turned the tide of the conflict. This book is a reaffirmation of her genuinely feminine intuition towards a complex human tragedy spanning the last three decades.
Pakistani President Musharraf- 10th President of Pakistan and former Chief of Army Staff for the Pakistan Army


Joanne Herring is an extraordinary woman who was and still is a real catalyst for peace in our world. Here is her story for the first time in her own words about how she worked with Charlie Wilson and others to bring change to one of the most troubled parts of the world, and about what she is doing today to do the same. All of us who love and know Joanne, knows that she never gives up.
George Bush, 41st President of the United States


Diplomacy And Diamonds is the captivating story behind a living American legend; a woman I know to be even more glamorous - and more down to earth - than her portrayal in Charlie Wilson's War. Equally charming and potent, Joanne Herring moves effortlessly between high-society and deadly global politics.
Ali Velshi, CNN Anchor & Chief Business Correspondent


I love the way Joanne speaks so passionately and with such knowledge about the plight of the Afghan people and all she is doing to help them.
Winston Churchill III


The inimitable and gorgeous Joanne King Herring, smarter and better in life than on any movie screen!
Barbara Taylor Bradford


I have known Joanne all my life. She walks where others fear to tread and never quits. She is a flash of light in a dark world.
James A. Baker, Former Secretary of State


The world is beating a path to her door because of her charm, intelligence and beauty.
Adam Curtis, Current Affairs, BBC
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Book Description

She's been dirt poor; she's been filthy rich. Rich was more fun. She married three times, divorced twice, found her true love, and lost him to cancer. At twenty-one, she was told she would soon die. She lived. Doctors said she'd never be able to have children. She had 'em. She's bargained with God, dictators, and Democrats. She's partied with princes, presidents, premiers, Barbara Walters, Anwar Sadat, Margaret Thatcher, Tom Hanks, and Francisco Franco . . . though not all at the same time. She captivated powerful men with her feminine charm, and then persuaded them toward unlikely political alliances through her formidable intelligence. She waltzed with Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace, dressed in men's clothes and smuggled herself in a barrel across the Pakistani border, threw a Roman-themed party so extravagant it was featured in Life magazine, and survived a Soviet gunship attack in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Joanne Herring, the Houston socialite portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Charlie Wilson's War, is far more colorful, funny, and likable than any screenwriter could have guessed. The former Texas television anchor is known for her improbable fight with the mujahideen against the former Soviet Union. But her full story-with all its God, guns, and Gucci glory-has never been told. Born in the man's world of Texas in a time when women had limited choices, Joanne Herring blazed a trail with allies as unlikely as Charlie Wilson, Pierre Cardin, and President Ronald Reagan . . . and in so doing forged new paths for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and America.

About the Author
The Dame, The Knight, The Ambassador

Joanne Johnson King Herring Davis hosted The Joanne King Show on television for 15 years. She served as honorary consul to both Pakistan and Morocco for ten years, was made roaming Ambassador of Pakistan and received the Quaid-e-Azam award, the highest honor given by the nation of Pakistan has been knighted by the King of Belgium, and now Damed by the Catholic church to the Order of Francis I. The Order of St. George is given to Catholics and the Order of Francis I is given to Protestants. There are only thirteen Dames in the world. She is also the recipient of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award. She has served on the boards of directors for UNICEF, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., LTV, Henredon Furniture, the Lindbergh Fund, and was co-chairman of the Special Olympics, with Henry Kissinger, in New York City.

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