The Sewing Circle

Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Barbara Stanwyck—to name a few—maintained their images as glamorous big-screen sex symbols complete with dashing escorts, handsome husbands, and scores of male admirers, thanks to studio publicity departments. But off the set, all three box office divas were involved in “lavender” marriages (marriages of convenience, often to a gay man) or remained stoically single. They and several other Hollywood...

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Hearts and Minds

“Everything happens as if awareness constitutes the ego as a false image of itself, as if consciousness were hypnotized by this ego which it had established and become a part of.”

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The Deal Maker

It was ok, you know? David McCullough it ain't, although having Nelson Runger be the narrator helps. In some parts I wasn't sure who the book was talking about, and sometimes it jumped forward and backward through history, and I prefer books that are very strict about having things in chronological order. But it was still pretty good history despite all that, and enjoyable. But I didn't feel that connection to Durrant the way I would have liked....

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