- Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (September 11, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0517075504
- ISBN-13: 978-0517075500
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,850,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lilly: Reminiscences of Lillian Hellman Hardcover – September 11, 1991
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The book is delightful in its recounting of Hellman anecdotes. For instance,Feibleman writes, "Lillian had one or two special ways of combating her morning boredom. Her favorite was was to call up a handful of friends on the phone and say, to each of them, "Do you realize how angry you sound?"
This is, among other things, a book sure to fascinate writers. Consider that it touches on Dashiel Hammett's relationship with Lillian. He was not just lover but mentor. She was the same for Peter Feibleman. The first relationship lasted, in one form or another, until Dashiel's death, for Lillian hospiced the author of The Thin Man. Feibleman had a 43 year relationship with Hellman, until her death in 1984. If anyone was the child in the relationship, he insists, it was Hellman.
A wonderful read.