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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Monday, July 20, 2020

Memoir Monday...

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt, a Memoir by Anonymous... Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her.

@DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.
“The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt

This book by a "real-life" writer sounds like a fun romp through the pages! I guess I have been living under a bus because it wasn't until I read about this book that I had hear about Duchess Goldblatt, the Twitter sensation for the literary crowd. There are book tours hosted by the Duchess's literary friends, aka famous writers who follow "her" on Twitter, and there are her fun tweets to be read, and now we can read about how Duchess Goldblatt came into being... I've just followed Duchess Goldblatt with my Twitter account and I look forward to reading Becoming Duchess Goldblatt published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this past July 7th, and available at your local bookstore. (p.s. this book has gotten some great buzz, a starred review by Kirkus Review and made the Indie Next list for July 2020.)

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