Angelina Jolie Described As “Beguiling, Elusive” in New Book

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Angelina Jolie recently revealed she "never had any trouble" with her peers — but that could change when Angelina: An Authorized Biography hits shelves this August.

Penned by New York Times bestselling author Andrew Morton, the book promises to reveal the most private details of the 35-year-old actress' life.

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"Angelina Jolie is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic celebrities on the planet," Morton tells exclusively in a statement. "Over the last year I have spoken to everyone from ambassadors to directors, fellow actors and even her one time drug dealer to present a compelling portrait of a beguiling yet elusive woman."

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Jolie, for her part, has recently downplayed her tumultuous past, which includes an affinity for tattoos, knives and wild stunts.

"Part of the sadness in this business is that there are a lot of people in it looking for approval and love," she told Parade. "I'm lucky because I was raised with so much love that I can take a lot of knocks and not take anything personally."

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But Morton — who's written about Tom Cruise, Monica Lewinsky and the late Princess Diana — claims his new tome will expose Jolie for who she really is.

“The ad campaign for Angelina’s new movie asks, 'Who is Salt?'" Morton tells Us. "In my new book I ask, 'Who is Angelina?' Even she will be surprised by the answers."

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