She Always Knew How

She Always Knew How

Mae West, A Personal Biography

Book - 2009
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The acclaimed biographer of Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, and Joan Crawford once again draws on personal interviews to examine of of Hollywood's most colorful--and frequently off-color--icons. bw photographs.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416579090
1416579095
Characteristics: xiii, 317 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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tiggyy Oct 02, 2011

I really enjoyed this book and finding out about Mae West, and I was completely surprised at her wit, her drive, her business savvy, and most of all her confidence in herself! at a time where most woman wern't "allowed" to have any, except if a man gave it to her.

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acheron
Sep 14, 2011

Great Book, Mae was one
smart woman. Who took on
the movie "machine" and won.

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LT
Jun 06, 2011

I couldn't bring myself to read beyond the third chapter. The writing is innocuous and the research seem fairly thorough. Most of the book is fuelled by quotes from Ms. West herself, which may be the problem. Unadulterated narcissism is not an attractive personal characteristic.

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