- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse; Reprint edition (August 8, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595192394
- ISBN-13: 978-0595192397
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Peekaboo: The Story of Veronica Lake Reprint Edition
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If you want to know more about Veronica's actual life, I would recommend getting your hands on (an admittedly hard to find) copy of her Autobiography. She doesn't go out of her way to paint herself as perfect, and you'll get a much better and less spiteful view of who she was.
As an example of lousy & baseless writing: "Connie didn't realize her mother's critical remarks were intended to build character." This is clearly the result of a therapeutic whine session with the mother who sued her own daughter because she was too lazy to support herself. At another point, Lake made friends with some woman named Rita, and the writer jumps to the conclusion that Rita mixed with schizophrenia "may have invoked deviant sexual activity." What? I may go to the moon, but it is unlikely.
It's also rather pathetic to call someone schizophrenic after they've passed and can't defend themselves, with no medical documentation to back the claim and only a shrewish stage mom to provide any insight into the matter. Bottom line, pitiful, slanderous book and a waste of even a nickel.