We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.
Posts about Doris Duke
You can find out more about my next book, Doris Duke: The Invention of the New Women (working title), on my dedicated Doris Duke bibliography page.
A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.
Scheduled to be published in August, 2018, The Silver Swan is now delayed till sometime in 2019.
Does it matter that she never found her match in terms of money, status and achievement?
I remember being amazed when my young granddaughters and their friends listened, apparently unperturbed, to hip hop verses that demonize or degrade women.
Sometimes a choice of a name without family connotations means an attempt to break loose from the past.
Remarkable women are surrounded by a ring of fire… made up of glowing embers of gossip, innuendo, and misunderstanding.
Both Doris and Alleda developed physical strength, courage and confidence battling the waves on the beaches at Newport.
My relief in learning that “The Silver Swan” will be published next June prompts me to rejoice like old-time newspaper editors when the daily edition was put to bed.
How to keep a spark of hope alive in our so-called democratic process? How not to drop into numbness and apathy?