Both Doris and Alleda developed physical strength, courage and confidence battling the waves on the beaches at Newport.
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.
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?
Changing the title of my biography of Doris Duke, especially after more than six years of work, is a big deal.
I am blessed—and have been for six long years—in being given the responsibility of writing Doris Duke’s biography.
With our silence, we are promoting, however unintentionally, the Trump administration’s war on women.
I know Doris Duke would have enjoyed seeing the statue of a little girl confronting the bull of Wall Street.
In Mabel’s case, as in the case of so many women, it’s the myths rather than the facts that are remembered.
I’m asking you, my able and loyal readers, to “come too” as I head into yet another revision of my biography on Doris Duke. Originally set to be published in 2016, it is now delayed until October, 2018.
If she can move like this playing paddle ball, surely she can act with equal skill, grace, and assurance in a board room, a corporate office, or an artist’s studio.