Marlene Dietrich's ABC's
Wit, Wisdom, and Recipes
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Sales Date: 07/26/2022
162 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- Published: July 2022
From the wonderfully varied and witty mind of Marlene Dietrich comes an alphabetized collection of zany, honest, and heartfelt thoughts. Offering Dietrich's take on a range of ideas, people, culinary trends, and fashions, Marlene Dietrich's ABCs is an unprecedented glimpse into one of history's brightest and most enigmatic stars. Nothing is too small or too grand for Dietrich's unique eye. From her entry for hardware store—"I'd rather go to a hardware store than to the opera"—to her entry for egocentric—"If he is a creative artist, forgive him"—she transforms both the mundane and the mysterious with her lively spirit.
In this edition, Marlene offers her unique blend of wit, mordant humor, sensitivity, and acute observations of the world she has known and, to some extent, shaped. By blending the absolutely practical with whimsical, poetic, and sometimes moving observations, Dietrich again conjures that special magic with which she held the world enthralled for decades.
Marlene is a mystery.... She charms, she dazzles, and reveals just enough to make us hunger for more.~Garson Kanin
Dietrich's voice and flat-out honesty on every page... bring one of the century's most fabulous beings to brilliant life.~Kirkus Reviews
This revealing book shows the actress was truly the devoted hausfrau she was rumored to be, deeply respectful of the workers who supported her in her craft, and generally kind at heart, though with a bit of vinegar she doesn't always try to concealAn enormously entertaining book.~Kendahl Cruver, Watching Classic Movies