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Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject

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The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: "Shoot the widow." In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer ("Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll"--"The New York Times"), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a "life" is like working one's way through a maze, full of fall starts, dead ends, and occasional clear passages leading to the next part of the puzzle. She writes about her first book, a life of ...

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Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject
2007, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307264831

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