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Almost Famous Women: Stories
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"Every one of these stories is as vibrant, as urgent, as surprising as the women therein. What a thrill to listen as they cohere into a chorus of powerful, affecting and often hilarious voices, each unforgettable, together undeniable. Another stunning collection from the brilliant Megan Mayhew Bergman." (--Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn)
“Almost Famous Women is sharp, compassionate, and strong, just like the women depicted in its pages. Megan Mayhew Bergman writes with such precision that we should all quake in her presence. This book only looks like it's made of paper-- you are holding priceless diamonds in your hand.” (--Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers)
“Megan Mayhew Bergman writes with an astonishing force of empathy, a compassion as bright and illuminating as a klieg light. The reader of Almost Famous Women can't help but be seduced by these eccentric, subversive, passionate women who lived their lives with their entire souls and who were furiously unapologetic for doing so.” (--Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia)
“Lovely and heartbreaking.” (Anjelica Huston, author of Watch Me)
“Megan Mayhew Bergman breathes life into lives that men and history have cast aside. It is rare that an author is as fearless as her characters. Bergman is, and Almost Famous Women is a stunning feat of great daring.” (Lily King, author of Euphoria)
"Megan Mayhew Bergman is a tremendous writer -- compassionate and intelligent, generous and funny -- and Almost Famous Women is a collection filled with empathy, insight and extraordinary psychological precision. Mayhew Bergman has made the women who inhabit this beautiful book come fully to life -- I won't ever forget them." (Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans)
"A collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
"Rough-cut gems of a bygone era." (O, The Oprah Magazine)
“In these inventive short stories, off-the-radar historical characters—a motorbike racer, a diva, Oscar Wilde’s niece—enter the limelight at last.” (MORE Magazine)
"Gutsy and expertly written." (Bustle)
About the Author
Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Oxford American, among other publications. She lives on a small farm in Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, and many animals.
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Because each woman only gets a chapter nothing ever goes in depth so you are left to chase down anymore information on your own but that's just as fun for me. I'll admit some of the stories suffer from being too little. But overall this book is like an introduction to things I never really thought about before and women I didn't really know and I can't wait to read more.
turned down for marriage certificate in the South because they couldn't issue
two to only one man to the bizarre sister of Edna St Vincent Millary who was an
actress in local plays but lived at her sister's place until the latter's death. Who
knew the poet was an opium addict? Fiction intermingled with the facts but
enough of the latter to inspire readers to research these women for themselves.
I had never heard of "Joe Carstairs" and had to look her up online as well as the conjoined twins Violet and Daisy and quite a number of other less than famous people.
For sheer interest, I would recommend this book.