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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
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Apr 21, 2012

really liked it
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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