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If there was a Reader's Anonymous, my family would probably have shunted me off into rehab already.

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Karen Abbott A fascinating and sometimes horrifying look at the life of famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Karen Abbott researched and met with Lee's sister and son to disentangle the truth from the legend Lee created about herself. One quibble: I hate when biographers write what a subject was thinking or feeling at a certain moment, without referencing where they got that information from. Abbott does this a lot, making parts of the book read more like a historical novel than a biography.