Tag Archives: Patricia Bosworth

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2020, Part 1

What a year. Hard to say “the worst” because I was at least somewhat mentally stable during 2020, but this year was an assault. An assault after a couple of years of exhausting assault. It was an assault on us … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Memoirs

More recommendations: Recommended Fiction Recommended Non-Fiction MEMOIRS The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman Probably the most famous of all the Group Theatre-related books. Harold Clurman writes his memories of that time and what those … Continue reading

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Recommended: Biographies

For starters: My recommended Fiction books My recommended Non-Fiction books BIOGRAPHIES: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis I’ve written a lot about Joseph Ellis’ work here. While I love David McCullough’s work so much, Ellis is … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth has died from Covid-19. She was 86 years old. She was working on a new book (due out this fall). I’m so sad. And so mad too. She was an actress, a journalist, a professor, an accomplished writer … Continue reading

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2019 Books Read

It’s been such a busy year for me as a writer. The busiest. I’ve had to “make time” for reading stuff that has nothing to do with anything writing-wise. I need to read for pleasure. Many of the books I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Montgomery Clift

Kim Morgan writes in her not-to-be-missed essay on Clift: Clift’€™s eyes held secrets, and not merely the secrets we know about after discovering his real life. There’€™s more to Clift than hiding homosexuality, there’s pain and romance and passion and … Continue reading

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The Books: “Montgomery Clift: A Biography” (Patricia Bosworth)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Montgomery Clift: A biography, by Patricia Bosworth I consider this book to be a high watermark in entertainment biography. I find myself comparing all other biographies to this one. In a similar way that Ron … Continue reading

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The Books: “Marlon Brando” (Patricia Bosworth)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Marlon Brando, by Patricia Bosworth This tiny book is part of the absolutely wonderful Penguin Lives series (article about it here) – short condensed little biographies – which certainly will not take the place of … Continue reading

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2006 Books

Books read this year. I actually may end up adding a couple more to the list – since I am bed-ridden at the moment and could finish 2 more books by the time the damn ball drops across the river. … Continue reading

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