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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
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Apr 21, 12

Read in April, 2012

Although the book is based on an actual person the story is fictitious. This seems to get some peoples panties in a bunch. But as i have no stake in Vinnie alive, dead, or fake, I didnt care.
Vinnie is a perfectly formed miniature person....which she never lets you forget. The story takes place around the beginning of the Civil War. Vinnie feels that she is above a normal mundane life and this story covers her travels, her realtionship with P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb, and her equally small sister Minnie. While the story was well written, I did not like Vinnie. She was self obsessed and never happy or at peace.
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