This month we stroll down the Biography aisle. Fascinating stories await you…where often truth is more daring than fiction.
March is women’s history month, so we start with amazing women:
- Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale, by Gillian Gill. Florence Nightingale is a woman who very well might have been one of the first reformers of Britain’s health-care, and most of us know her as a “saint” in the early delivery of medicine. Gill delivers a comprehensive look at this Victorian-era icon.B NIGHTIN F
- Cherie Blair: Speaking for myself, by Cherie Blair. An accomplished woman in her own right as a successful lawyer, Blair recounts her life in the limelight along side Prime Minister Tony Blair while navigating family life with young children in 10 Downing Street, and her own career. B BLAIR C
- Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Booth Luce, by Sylvia Jukes Morris. A rags to riches story full of ambition and intelligence. Luce is at once a politician, playwright and social seductress. B LUCE
- Paula Deen: It Ain’t All About the Cookin’, Paula Deen. Cooking wizard, Paula Deen, tells all…from her charmed southern childhood, through a rough marriage and on to The Lady & Sons restaurant, and her own television show. B DEEN P
- Wishful Drinking, by Carrie Fisher. Taking her one-woman show, of the same name, Fisher recounts her life with wit and humor…from Hollywood celebrity parents to Princess Leia and being a cultural icon at the age of 19 through mental illness and a scattered life. B FISHER C
- In Spite of Myself: a Memoir, by Christopher Plummer. Plummer delivers a cleverly-written and witty account of his days as a stage and screen actor. B PLUMMER C
- Alfred Hitchcock: a Life in Darkness and Light, by Patrick McGilligan. This definitive biography details Hitchcock as a comprehensive film craftsman, dedicated romantic, constant trickster and devoted husband. B HITCHCO A
We’ll see you next time in another part of the stacks!