"A searingly honest account of Mallory’s relationship with Claude Picasso as well as a wonderful journey through the stars!” --Monty Python's Terry Jones--
"Carole Mallory seems to have crossed paths with just about every major figure in the art and entertainment world of the 1970s. Her new book brings you into the homes, yachts and bedrooms of everyone from Richard Gere and Robert DeNiro to Princess Grace and Peter Sellers, and with amazing recall and unabashed honesty she will make you feel you were there with her. --Patricia Resnick, screenwriter of 9 to 5 and A Wedding.--
“Addictive. Stunning indiscretions. Mallory creates an empathetic portrait of Pablo Picasso. By revealing historical, well-guarded secrets, Mallory could have solved the decades old mystery of why Picasso exiled Françoise Gilot, Paloma and Claude Picasso from The Great Master’s life. -- John Hancock, Director, Bang the Drum Slowly. --
"Carole Mallory is a born writer—funny, irreverent, often moving. Picasso’s Ghost is an eminently readable romp with the Picasso family and the stars. But it’s more—a poignant story of celebrity, love, and loss. --Mary Dearborn, author of Mailer--
"A captivating, utterly intoxicating tour through late 1970s Hollywood, Paris and New York City, Picasso’s Ghost captures an era and a spirit with effortless style and, better still, an emotional heft that lingers.--Megan Abbott, Edgar-award-winning author of Dare Me.--
"Carole Mallory’s Picasso’s Ghost is an amazing journey into the twisted soul of the late seventies, spanning Europe, New York City and Hollywood, as well as worlds of art, movies and advertising. Combining the best elements of the Hollywood memoir, the erotic autobiography and the recovery narrative. It’s pure pleasure from start to finish.” --Scott Phillips, Winner, California Book Award for The Ice Harvest (also a film); and The Walkaway.
"Peter Sellers, a magnificent clown, did Being There, a study of such gentleness, which Mallory captures in her memoir."--George Kennedy, Oscar winning author of Trust Me.--
"Carole Mallory’s wry wit and dry sense of humor keep the reader chuckling and head wagging until the very last page. Her keen sense of observation is unflawed as she dissects her global love affairs with the rich and famous icons of our time."--Sharmagne Leland-St. John, five time Pushcart Nominee for Poetry; author of La Kalina and co-author of Designing Movies: Portrait of a Hollywood Artist. ---
"Bold and moving, Mallory recounts with disquieting directness, her long and emotionally complex romance with Claude Picasso. This is the story of a great love affair that haunts you long after you've finished reading it." ..Best selling author, Paul Alexander, the Life, Times and Legend of James Dean.
Quill and Parchment's Ed Bennett wrote, "Ms. Mallory has written several books including novels (Flash) and the biographical Loving Mailer. She has published numerous interviews and reviews and is obviously thriving in this, her third career. I do recommend this book but with the caution that when you come to enjoy "the good parts", you will be expected to think.
Carole Mallory is a critic, actress, and author.Among her film credits are the Stepford Wives and Looking for Mr Goodbar. As one of the original supermodels, she appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Newsweek, G.Q. and Esquire. In addition to her novel, Flash, her memoir, Loving Mailer, and Picasso's Ghost, Mallory has written journalistic pieces on figures such as Kurt Vonnegut, Erica Jong, Warren Beatty and Gore Vidal for publications such as Elle, LA Magazine, Esquire, Penthouse and Playboy. After Mailer's death Harvard purchased her papers documenting their multifaceted relationship. Today she is a critic for The Huffington Post, Hollywood's The Wrap and has reviewed Shield's biography of Kurt Vonnegut for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches creative writing at Temple University and Rosemont College.