Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to be a Movie Star

"I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife." Elizabeth Taylor, the precursor to reality TV and tabloid fodder - indeed, the very woman who brought all of those things into common use, had never spoken truer words. Whether dining on caviar in a private jet or enjoying one of her latest romances - and there were many of those - Elizabeth Taylor knew how to do one thing, and do it well: how to be a movie star.

I usually don't review books other than YA fiction on my blog, but this book was so interesting I had to share it. William J. Mann came up with a book that reads like a novel - like a turbulent, tragic, romantic drama. I don't pretend to be any great fan of Elizabeth Taylor's. I just think the story of her life is fascinating - if not a bit off-putting. Once you're done with the book, you'll be very happy that you're not her. Taylor grew up in the studio world. Her marriages were arranged by the studio. Her education was arranged by the studio. She lived in an ivory tower and, as she once said, "I have a woman's body and a child's emotions." So true. Elizabeth whined, wined, and dined like a child. She was a spoiled woman. A brilliant entertainer. Somebody who knew how to use her personal life to attract attention. She was also an intensely unhappy woman, bouncing from one romance to the next in an attempt to seek happiness. One can only wonder if she found it before she passed away last summer.

You can find the book for $2 at the Kindle Store on Amazon, otherwise you'll pay far more.


  1. sounds good! I just got Faithful in the mail yesterday, Thank you!!


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