- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Eio Books; First Edition first Printing edition (January 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975925520
- ISBN-13: 978-0975925522
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Twinka Thiebaud is an artist's model who, along with posing for her father, American painter Wayne Thiebaud, collaborated with many notable photographers of the 20th century. In the work of Judy Dater, one particular photo, "Imogen and Twinka," created in Yosemite National Park, became one of the most recognizable and iconic images captured by an American photographer. In it, ninety-two year old Imogen Cunningham, a groundbreaking photographer in her own right, confronts and locks gaze with Twinka, who appears as a wood nymph frozen before her camera's lens. The image can been seen in private and major museum collections around the world. For three years Twinka lived with the aging novelist Henry Miller in his Pacific Palisades home acting as his cook and caretaker while working as an artist's model, posing for art students and other noted photographers; Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman, Lucien Clergue, Eikoh Hosoe, and Ralph Gibson among others. At home with Miller, Twinka was captivated and delighted along with other dinnertime guests and celebrities by Miller's nightly tales of his past exploits. Listening, she began to keep a notebook of her version of what he said each evening. Eventually showing him her notes, he expressed immense enthusiasm, encouraging her to write a book. The result is a compilation of both Miller's intimate conversations and Twinka's memoirs about the years she spent living under his roof and his lasting effect on her. Twinka lives in Portland, Oregon.
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You will smile and perhaps even laugh out loud, you will nod your head in agreement and understanding, you will grimace and you may shed a tear. You'll want to recommend your friends to read it. It's that good.
It's about life; passionate life. Ms. Thiebaud's story and Mr. Miller's table talk weave together into transcendent themes such that Thiebaud and Miller could be backdrops against which the greater truths of our relationships to one another play out. You would not even have to know anything about either one to grow as a person from reading this book, and love it all the same!
It is at once light and deep. It's the kind of book you go back to year after year for education, inspiration, and a healthy dose of entertainment. Well done!
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From the introduction when Twinka met the `pornographer' ( her own words at 17 years...Read more