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“Mr. Sikov . . . is both a respected scholar and a delicious gossip . . . Perceptive . . . Essential.”—The New York Times
“A valuable guide to an essential career.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Perceptive and superbly written.”—Publishers Weekly
This biography of Bette Davis is smart, funny, well-researched and beautifully written.
There is no new insight in this book, and it seems that the author wrote it to work through some problems of his own.
A great read, a thorough biography, and a book that captures the texture of the one and only Miss D.
Far too kind. Davis was an arrogant, hateful individual. She threw her little temper tantrums to get what she wanted and chewed the scenery in more than one film. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gianni 53
I've read many, many biographies and autobiographies & enjoyed them - wish I could say that about this read. It was God awful boring & I can't put my finger on why exactly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've read many biographies about Davis, who in my opinion was the best actress of her generation. This book was thorough and had some information I had never read before. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda K. Walker
This book is quite comprehensive. Any Davis fan will love to know everything there is to know about this great actress, which this book will supply.Published 7 months ago by Nancy A. Kelly
The second I saw the author bash You Can't Take It With You (while also talking up Grand Illusion, both completely out of nowhere), I stopped reading the book and deleted it from... Read morePublished 7 months ago by spiderweb55
I was a huge fan of Bette davis BEFORE I read this book. Not so much now. According to this book she was a much lower class person that I would have hoped.Published 8 months ago by C. Newell
Superbly researched and written .. best book I've ever read about Bette Davis .. arrived in pristine condition!
However .. Read more