There’s another marvelous memoir, from the amazing Diana Vreeland, you might be interested in reading.
Her autobiography reads like a novel. This extract resonates with me because of its delicious contradiction:
“Truth is a hell of a big point with me. Now I exaggerate—always.” DV
Do I? But of course. And that’s the essence of It’s in His Kiss: truth, exaggerated…
Ah but your fine novel is definitely all about the truth too…and getting down to it. 🙂
Love DV, love her autobiography, was so happy that I saw the show at the Met all those years ago…
There’s a documentary about her, I think it’s one long interview, that I’ve been meaning to see…
#bizarreserendipity ordered it weeks ago and am picking it up from the library if you want to have a viewing over tea in the next few days!
The answer would be…yes! I’ll shoot you an email 🙂 .
I think she must be posed in front of her portrait painting???
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I really love D.V. for a lot of reasons, she just seems to be squeezing every last drop out of life. It is normally close to my bedside table at home. I have been in SF for so long with none of my books, so I had to look it up online recently when I had the urge to read a bit of it.
If I recall, she starts the book with an anecdote about putting a mustard plaster on a movie star’s backside, got to love it!
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