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What would have made American Mirror better?
more research on the subject.
What could Deborah Solomon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
reported the facts not her opinions!!!
How did the narrator detract from the book?
the narrator was fine.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
i would like a refund if i could ...very Dissapointed.
Any additional comments?
The part that sealed it for me was when she commented on other artist models being left out and neglected by other Artist and how the models felt about it. She then brings up Picasso and Dora Mar! Big mistake because I am a big Picasso fan and have read everything i could get my hands on about Picasso. Every Picasso fan knows that they had a turbulent love affair and she tries to compare this to Norman Rockwell and his boy models. Outrages!!! i didn't even listen to the complete book she i found this inaccuracy...
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It's not terrible but the entire book keeps mentioning, with a consistency that makes it seem like the central subject, about Rockwell's supposed infatuation with men before ultimately citing modern gender studies to declare Rockwell homosexual. I don't care that he may or may not have been, but you can't go ten minutes in this biography without the subject coming up.
I don't care what modern gender studies majors have to say about the sexuality of an illustrator, I care about his life as an illustrator.
What was most disappointing about Deborah Solomon’s story?
The constant mentioning of gender studies and sexuality.
What three words best describe Andrea Gallo’s performance?
What else would you have wanted to know about Deborah Solomon’s life?
This is not an autobiography. For Rockwell, I would like more information on the development of his artwork.