Writers Between the Covers
The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and CadsBook - 2013
What happened off the page was often a lot spicer than what was written on it . . .
Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton's secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?
Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati - some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.
From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume - packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés - reveals literary history's most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.
'A delectable amalgam of literary morsels.' Marlen Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda
'Combines the pleasures of a good biography with the heat of a new affair.' Bill Peschel, author of Writers Gone Wild