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MemoraBEALEia: A Private Scrapbook About Edie Beale of Grey Gardens First Cousin To First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Paperback – March 17, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434374491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434374493
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,130,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author Walter Newkirk is the founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC. A graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, he worked on publicity for the film Roseland (1977), with director James Ivory and producer Ismael Merchant, and now primarily books interviews nationwide with authors for satellite TV tours, including titles by Martha Stewart, Valerie Bertinelli, Jenna Bush, Geraldo Rivera, and Tom Clancy. Previously, Newkirk was a publicist for The Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ, where Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis was Artistic Director. He also worked in public relations for The Newark Museum in Newark, NJ; and the John Harms Center For The Arts in Englewood, NJ - which has since been renamed Bergen PAC; Bergen Performing Arts Center - on projects with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Charles Osgood, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Eartha Kitt. As a college journalist, Walter Newkirk interviewed Edith Bouvier Beale, the actors Divine and Jon Voight; in addition to Pat Loud, who appeared in the first national reality series in television history An American Family (PBS, 1973). memoraBEALEia is Mr. Newkirk's first book, a collaborative effort with Walt Radomsky and Jeff Holtzman, all alumni of Rutgers University and the Rutgers Daily Targum.

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Customer Reviews

A must read for those curious.
Ivy Raye
This is the book that we've all been waiting for, a very personal look at Edie by her own friend for over 25 years.
Michael Bevilacqua
This book by Walter Newkirk and his CD as well, give a personal view of Little Edie.
V. Rafail

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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Suellen G. Zimet on October 21, 2008
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I am a major devotee of the Beales. I try to get my hands on anything I can. I have both CD's,copies of articles written long ago, have seen the Broadway show, can sing the whole original cast recording myself, have read Lois Wright's offering - so, there are my credentials - this book was very interesting for what it is because one wants to find out what happens to Edie after her mother is gone and she is free. It was like picking up on a cliff hanger - but having said that, at 91 pages, (did I know that? I don't know if I knew that) I read the whole thing in an hour - I feel it was far too much money for such a meager compilation - Sorry I went for it and plucked down all that dough!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Suzanna S. Nepley on September 29, 2008
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Yes, it had a some new things to entice the usual salacient Edie fan - I admit to being a reverent, admiring Grey Gardens ghoul myself - but didn't any of you guys think this slight (91 page) volume was a bit overpriced - even at the Amazon rate? Perhaps if Mr. Newkirk had included his DVD- " Little Edie Speaks" (and even upped the price) I wouldn't have felt a tad short changed.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By V. Rafail on October 29, 2008
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Fantastic look into the life of Little Edie. This book by Walter Newkirk and his CD as well, give a personal view of Little Edie. Little Edie Live! A Visit To Grey Gardens Both the book and CD show a less quirky and more realistic view of the real woman. It's like those little moments of clarity you see in all other videos or even the stage play, extended into a real life-long relationship with a young man. I was really touched by her impressions of America after 911. The way she was able to pick up a friendship with Walter after being out of touch for years, shows her sincerity. Those of us who are Edie fans, know she was more than a character, she really had a tragically beautiful life. Her devotion to her mother and her free spirit should inspire all of us to find the "Little Edie" in us all. I purchased a few copies for friends and have only been thanked and praised with positive comments. This book is almost like peeking into a personal diary and learning those little secrets that make a person so human and vulnerable. We can all relate to that.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jannifer C. Lively on April 26, 2009
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Page after page after page of watercolors. . . very disappointing when I was expecting a cornucopia of candid photos of the Beales and photos of their home and memorabilia. Waaaay overpriced!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane Lafreniere on September 12, 2009
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I found the book informative. It was short, that's for sure, but I felt like I had received into about how Little Edie had become. It was great seeing her handwriting and the composition of her letters. I also enjoyed the pictures in the book. Good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melinda Russell on July 11, 2009
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the water colors are wonderful! the book shows that Little Edie had a life after "Grey Gardens"...she helped her mother and then went on with her life...everyone has a choice... the book shows the ending of a great gal!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ivy Raye on April 3, 2010
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Loved it, Loved it! Walter gives alot of great information about little Edie's life after the death of big Edie. A must read for those curious. Plus, very interesting how he explained the smell of the house. Once, I visited a friends 84 year old ex mother inlaw; the maid had been scraping the excrement out of the box, but not cleaning out the urine. Cat urine buildup is like pure smelly amonia. When I entered the room where the box was kept, the fumes burnt my upper lip. I took it upon myself to take it outside and dump it and used clorox to clean; I almost set off a bomb! Several of his descriptions in the book, brought back this memory!! Excellent read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Hanowski on October 29, 2008
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MemoraBEALEia gives you the chance to have another look at the remarkable Little Edie Beale. Walter Newkirk had a friendship with Miss Beale that would make any Grey Gardens fan jealous!

Mr Newkirk's book gives you a glipse into the life of Edie Beale after Grey Gardens. Just when you think she may not have been able to go on after her mothers passing, she began to live. MemoraBEALEia is full wonderful pictures and hand written letters from Miss Beale. This book is a great companion piece for anyone who loves the film as much as I do!!!
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