From Publishers Weekly
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Secrets of the Flesh; A life of Colette is over long. The scholarship is excellent. Read more
If many Americans know Colette at all, we know her through Gigi, the 1954 movie starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan, and featuring the now problematic little song, Thank Heaven... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Barbara Stoner
This may be one of the best written biographies I have read, as far as the style in which it was written. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Shannon L. Youngs
Judith Thurman is a good writer and this is an extensive, if not exhaustive, bio of Colette. Colette was quite a complicated woman, and Thurman takes the extensive material... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary O. Stimmel
A member of my book group suggested that the group read Secrets of the Flesh. WHY? I don't know. It is the worst book that I've tried to read in years, and I'm an avid reader. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by PWren
What a boring, self-absorbed celebrity.
I enjoy her reputation, and all that I've learned about Colette over the years, but I can't stand her writing.
This large read seemed to be quite exhaustive on the topic of Colette. Though it was tedious at times it nevertheless moved along nicely enough, never getting too mired in minutia. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by Steve
Judith Thurman is an intelligent, thoughtful biographer with a superb prose style to boot. It's an extremely satisfactory biographical experience to experience Colette through... Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by S. Cooke