American Rose

American Rose

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

Book - 2010
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The author of the acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Sin in the Second City" returns with the gripping and expansive story of America's coming-of-age--told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400066919
Characteristics: xix, 422 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jun 29, 2013

eehhh. Didn't finish it. Won't be inclined to try again

LocketLibrarian Aug 06, 2011

This picture of Gypsy Rose Lee and life in the 20s and 30s was fascinating. While my Natalie Wood image of Gypsy was way off base, this image was more real and gritty.

Jul 05, 2011

I enjoyed this book and the in-depth details it gives on Gypsy and her very messed up family in Seattle. Some details are disturbing. I never knew that Gypsy and her sister June had Mama Rose buried in an unmarked grave. That is only one small but significant detail Karen Abbott brings to life.


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