"" The Relentless Reader: Writers Between the Covers by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon: A Review in Gifs

October 15, 2013

Writers Between the Covers by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon: A Review in Gifs



Writers Between the Covers by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon
Publisher: Plume/Penguin Publishing
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Categories: Literary, Nonfiction

Description:

What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it...
About the Authors
 
Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party?  Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?
 
Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.
 
From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings. 


My Giffy Thoughts:



32 comments:

  1. You had me before the gifs, but the gifs sealed the deal. Especially the last one! LOL This sounds fantastic!

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    1. Scandalous indeed! It's a great little read ;)

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  2. I do love fun non-fic like this -- I'm also a sucker for trivia. Can't wait to dig into this one!

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    1. I think you'll dig this one ;) It's an easy, fun read!

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  3. I just laughed so hard at those gifs that I had a horrible coughing fit! (Takei did me in!)

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    1. LOL!! Sorry to make you lose a lung Monika! You can just hear him, can't you? ;)

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  4. Amazing! I just can't resist some saucy gossip.

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    1. Then this will be right up your alley Ellie! :D It's saucy, indeed!

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  5. Ooh, Writers Between The Covers sounds scandalous and spicy and therefore a must-read! Gotta check it out.

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    1. Literary scandals! What could be better? NOTHING~! :D

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  6. Sounds like a fun read!

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  7. I have seen that book around, and thought it looked so interesting!! Sounds like it was. ;)

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    1. Yup, very! I learned a lot of useless, but fascinating, info ;)

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  8. Oooh, I love a bit of gossip! Haven't heard of this one but will be checking it out.

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    1. It's coming soon Shan! Keep your eyes open :D

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  9. Ohhh man I gotta read this!

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    1. You do! You do! You really do :) It's fluffy and fun.

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  10. I missed seeing this one, but I Iove books like these. People really live some intense lives. Writers especially.

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    1. Creative types, right? ;) Their lives always seem to be a bit more colorful!

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  11. This sounds great. I wonder if we love certain books more because their authors are more colorful than others...

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    1. That does make sense. People who live such lives have a lot more inspiration to draw from!

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  12. Love the gifs, and this book sound so interesting!

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    1. Thanks ;) It was, very interesting indeed! I learned a lot of scandalous stuff, lol

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  13. ha! Writers Between the Covers sounds good. I do like juicy gossip from time to time.

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    1. This one is certainly that Naida! ;)

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  14. Sounds like fascinating, gossipy fun!

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  15. Hahaha interesting! Especially if the mention of Edith Wharton and Anaïs Nin!

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