The Bridesmaids ~ Inside the Privileged World of Grace Kelly and Six Intimate Friends by Judith Balaban Quine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is second time I read this book, (sort of trend because of moving and finding books as I slowly unpack.) I was in my twenties the first
time I read it and rather innocent. I was more interested in the glamour and the movie stars then in the real lives.
Now as I mature women I read it very differently. With life experience I actually took in thing I don’t think my younger self
could have even understood. Some of the lessons I learned from this book was very much needed. It made me feel more understanding and better about my own up and downs and my losses.
Grace was a beautiful, accomplished, very intelligent woman, she had
a full life that contributed a lot in several ways. As much I enjoyed her many and varied accomplishments I really learned from her mistakes. It was a lot to take in.
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Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create
the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time by Jess Oppenheimer
My rating: 5
of 5 stars
I interviewed Gregg Oppenheimer for my show Chatting With Sherri. It was a charming chat about his dad Jess Oppenheimer and Gregg’s play about Lucy called; “I Love Lucy; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Sitcom.”
So as research I began to read this book.
I truly enjoyed it because it was full of information not just about I Love Lucy, which I love but radio shows with Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, Fred Astaire and ultimately Lucille Ball. It was about the life story
of Jess Oppenheimer and his memories of the period of Live Radio which was like catnip to me.
In case you can’t tell I loved this book and in it are recording from My Favorite Wife and I Love Lucy that you can’t hear anywhere else. Definitely
worth a read
By the way, the play I mentioned is also going to be a radio show, isn’t that cool? I can hardly wait!
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Christie : Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of
Hi, the way it is put into the system, they put the author’s name wrong and I just wanted to let you know, I know her name is; Agatha Christie (But this is the edition I own, so I left it under here.)
This is the
third time I have read the novel. It’s been a while and I am a very visual person. I see books as I read them. And Agatha Christie is excellent at painting a picture with her words. Maybe that is why her work translates so easily to film.
seen both the Peter Ustinov and David Suchet versions of the story. It’s funny what sticks in your mind, some things from the films completely wipe out what happens in the novel. For instance the summing up, it was completely different in both films
from the novel. Where they take place, who he talks to and what he says in the novel is completely different, though the puzzle is of course is the same. I love a good movie and though they were both very different from what she wrote I enjoyed them both.
You just don’t realize how your mind juggles things till you re-read it again later.
I don’t want to give away any of the plot but it is a fun “who done it,” with amazing characters. Like all her books, my favorite part in the
book that does not happen at all in the movie is very small but important. It will not affect the mystery but it tells you how both Poirot thinks and his creator; He is helping Mrs. Gardener with a puzzle, putting the cut out pieces into place and that act
in itself actually helped him figure out the puzzle of the crime. To me it says a lot.
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