Just barely out of college, and brimming with life, Louise Krug was ready to take on the world.
She had recently graduated from the University of Kansas and was literally hours away from her first day on the job in southern California.
Her storybook life was skyrocketing through the fast lane. She’d already earned a freelance gig from Us Magazine to trail Britney Spears to report on the pop star’s daily routine. Her boyfriend, a fellow reporter, had just started his new job at a nearby newspaper. Krug’s full-time reporting job was to start the next day.