With dear friend, NANCY RUBIN STUART today to celebrate the paperback issue of DEFIANT BRIDES: THE UNTOLD STORY OF TWO REVOLUTIONARY-ERA WOMEN AND THE RADICAL MEN THEY MARRIED. Fascinating story drawn from the letters of the Philadephia blonde belle, Peggy Shippen, who married Benedict Arnold, and the letters of the spirited and voluptuous Lucy Flucker, […]
Poetry has helped me live through these political times. Perhaps soon I’ll be writing about butterflies again. http://www.carbonculturereview.com/poetry/the-generals-mouth/
Found a memoir that I think beats out Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes—Ma, He Sold Me For a Few Cigarettes, by Martha Long. The title tells so much about this plucky, witty little girl in 1950’s Dublin who survived a violent stepfather, a mother who used her as a little mother to the children she kept spawning, […]
My late friend, Muriel, was writing and publishing into her nineties. I saw in the NEW YORK TIMES that there’s a new book out about Louis Armstrong’s life and letters, and it made me want to memorialize Muriel as well. Here’s her book, When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat, read on youtube.