American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

by Karen Abbott, ISBN-13: 9780307877093, ISBN: 0307877094

Looking for a really good biography? Look no further! Just pick up American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by author Karen Abbott. This book has a little bit of everything Americans crave: history, roaring 20's, great depression, strippers, burlesque, and mystery.

You can pick up this great little book for less than $35 (hardcover) from most retailers.

Check out what the The New York Times' Janet Maslin says:

"If American Rose does not excel at biographical explanation, it does have a penchant for ornate writing. Some of this befits the gaudiness of the world that Ms. Abbott s book evokes, but some is just plain overwrought, particularly when it comes to deathbed scenes. As she writes about one figure s demise: Quiet crept in, stealthy, taking its time, turning down the volume and unfurling the curtain, lowering it by inches, until the velvet hem teased the floor and the darkness seized his eyes. If there is such a thing as death by show business, this is what it s like."