Women Writers Reading Challenge #40: Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

This lovely coffee table book was created about 25 years after Marilyn Monroe's death, which means that it has the benefit of many other biographies coming before it (more perspective). Originally conceived by Marilyn with photographer George Barris, the project was supposed to feature his pictures and her text to "set the record straight." Her … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #40: Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

Women Writers Reading Challenge #18: Streisand: A Biography by Anne Edwards

I'm a huge fan of biographies of old stars and personalities, especially women: Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn. I don't know if Barbra Streisand qualifies as an old star, as her first Hollywood musical was made at the end of the musical heyday, but she has always fascinated me, and I was glad when … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #18: Streisand: A Biography by Anne Edwards

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #7: If You Ask Me by Betty White

I thought it was time to talk about (and therefore read) some nonfiction. I've got them piling up on my shelf because I always promise myself I'm only going to take x amount of books out at the library at one time, and I always exceed that by a multiple of at least three. I … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #7: If You Ask Me by Betty White