Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth had me guessing until the end. Would Eleanor's husband cheat on her? Would Eleanor's husband get elected president? This kept me listening in the parking lot!
Okay so the book isn't suspenseful. But it is great! Really great! Who knew all of this stuff!
I didn't even know about anything about Alice Roosevelt Longworth. But then I read about her on wikipedia and I loved this story about her driver!
Eleanor Roosevelt is someone to whom I never paid enough attention, and I am sorry for that. Because she sounds like a really, really neat lady.
Great, great book. I learned so much! We are going to read it in my adult nonfiction book group for July!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.