I cannot remember a time when I have ever told someone to google the ending of a book before they read it. But that's just what I'm going to tell you to do. Please google Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney before you read Loving Frank by Nancy Horan so that you're not sit-up-in-bed horrified, like I was.
If you really like to live on the edge, then by all means just read your little heart away without googling. 'Cause it's a great book. A really interesting look at the early love affairs of Frank Lloyd Wright. When he abandoned his wife and children to take up with the wife of a client, it was scandalous. Even now that would be scandalous. And yet, I knew nothing about Frank Lloyd's personal affairs. This story is so outlandish, it doesn't even seem true. Why the general public doesn't know these things about Mr. Wright, I don't quite understand. It's really remarkable that we don't say, "Frank Lloyd Wright, the most famous American architect? You know, the one who ____" That is how crazy this story is.
We read Going Clear for book club. I don't like to write negative book reviews. I wholly respect anyone who writes a book, simply by completing the endeavor. But I did not care for this book. The only reason I'm mentioning it is because I want to direct you instead to the author's piece in The New Yorker (that preceded and I would guess necessitated the book). Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology is an excellent read.
I know I'm years late in the Bossy Pants craze. I never picked it up - despite everyone falling all over themselves about it - because I'm not a Tina Fey fan. I mean, I'm not not a fan, I just don't know much about her and don't watch SNL and have never seen 30 Rock. But it was free on kindle or something one day, so I downloaded and read it on the airplane.
It's great! I get the buzz. It made me laugh out loud and it really made me respect what she's done in entertainment industry. I tried to read between the lines on some of the parts about Hollywood and about her wife & parent style. But she doesn't give many details anywhere, and that's okay. It's still a sliver of insight into a fascinating woman and world. Bossy Pants is totally worth your time, and will make you laugh.
I would love to hear what you're reading!