Did you know there’s going to be a lunar eclipse on the 4th of July? To celebrate, I thought I would finally give this vintage children’s book of mine a read: Vintage children’s books tell us a lot about societal values at the time of publication. This book, and others from the Miss Pickerell series, … Continue reading Miss Pickerell on the Moon
How many books do you read per month? For me it varies greatly. When I was in my PhD program, there were times I’d have to read about a book a day. Now that I’m done, I find that some months it’s a struggle just to get through one. I’ve decided, however, to get through … Continue reading July 2020 Books
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, published in 1928, tells the story of a wealthy British person named Stephen, who participated in two lesbian relationships. The book was not well received by many who thought that the LGBTQIA themes were too immoral to be read. In spite of these early reviews, the book is … Continue reading The Well of Loneliness
The July 2020 book from Marilyn Monroe’s collection is Invisible Man by scholar and novelistRalph Ellison! The novel uses the concept of social invisibility to explore what life was like for a Black man in the early to mid 20th century. It is often lauded as one of the best works of English literature, and … Continue reading July 2020 Book
Hello everyone! I am back from my hiatus and wow does it feel good to get back into researching mid-century books. I will be announcing July’s Marilyn Monroe book in a couple of days (6/22) and I hope to have more fun content for you in the next few months (now that I have finished … Continue reading And we’re back!
Last year I made a video with some special ladies, featuring how to make an Edgar Allan Poe themed Old Fashioned! Poe was last year's October Marilyn Monroe book choice, but this cocktail can be enjoyed anytime 🍹. If you don't drink alcohol, make this with barley tea instead of bourbon. 😋
1. What sets this book apart from other Marilyn Monroe biographies? The book describes the years 1954-1956, and explores how those years changed Marilyn’s life and in turn how she changed the lives of others. It is not a straight-forward biography (I wrote a full-scale biography entitled ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential’), but instead it … Continue reading Interview with Michelle Morgan, author of ‘The Girl’