In Manhattan last week, I was finally able to assure myself that The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke, will be published next spring.
Posts on the writing of my upcoming book
How to live on nothing is a question the publishers have not condescended to consider.
These days if a writer is smitten with the idea of writing a new book—a new analysis—of any supposedly well-known person, the obstacles to her research will be enormous.
We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.
Scheduled to be published in August, 2018, The Silver Swan is now delayed till sometime in 2019.
By now we all know that the discrimination that afflicts one group afflicts all of us.
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.
I grew up with almost no music at all. Music, after all, is not words and only words counted in that world.
Both Doris and Alleda developed physical strength, courage and confidence battling the waves on the beaches at Newport.