Kathryn Stockett is the best-selling author of The Help, Audible's 2009 pick for Audiobook of the Year. In this interview she tells us about her role in choosing the book's narrator, and reveals what she's working on next.
About The Help:
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid, Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared, and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her 17th white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.
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Worth a Quick Listen
Her background in Mississippi
If you like The Help, I think this is worth hearing.
Her talking about her own maid.
- John Lane
Short and sweet!!
I loved The Help! I listened to this after I finished "The Help" because I wanted a little more of Kathryn Stockett's own story. Really, she is so sweet and genuine.
It is a joy hearing her talk about the making of The Help. However, this was an interview audio and I don't know that I would listen to more than a short piece of an interview on a single book or movie.
The interview covers some back story about the voice talent on the audio book and some news on the movie and such.
no I haven't
not the interview, unless it was added to the 'end' of the movie - like how a movie came to be sort of thing.
- Celestial Starz