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480 pages, Kindle Edition
First published June 4, 2019
But there was barely a story of her life as much as tales of her sexual adventures. Which were many and she kept telling us about it and it got repetitive and frankly, boring. In retrospect, many reviews mentioned this but I didn’t read lots of reviews before starting this audio (and I can’t be picky since there aren’t many audios on overdrive I’m interested in and haven’t listened to yet).
The story dragged and tired me. The life at the theatre was interesting -kind of- as well as her last stage of life and living in New York during WWII (which saved this book from a 1-star rating). But all while listening to the audio, I rolled my eyes a lot. I really dislike vain charactesrs.
Do I recommend this book? I’m no American and the difference between her life (& lifestyle) and mine is.. vast to say the least. Many of my friends liked it so you might too. But probably not.
If I'd been more wise and attentive, I might have realized that America was eventually going to get pulled into this conflagration. [. . .] And I might have realized that some of the fun young men with whom I was cavorting every night in New York City were just the right age to be put on the front lines when America inevitably did enter this war. If I'd known then what I know now - namely: that so many of those beautiful young boys would soon be lost to the battlefields of Europe or to the infernos of the South Pacific - I would have had sex with even more of them.
If it sounds like I'm being facetious, I'm not.
I wish I'd done more of everything with those boys.*