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This book was a delight. The subject, the writing and the narration were exceptional. We listened to both volumes and would highly recommend this audiobook.
Clare Boothe Luce’s strengths and weaknesses shine brightly in Slyvia Jukes Morris’s “Price of Fame”. Luck, beauty, and intelligence carry Ms. Luce from penury to plenty. Born out of wedlock to a musician/salesman and domineering mother, Morris writes of Luce’s extraordinary ability, drive, and ambition.
Morse’s epilogue to “Price of Fame” adds credibility to her writing. Morse spent many years researching Clare Boothe and interviewed Ms. Luce many times before her death. Morse’s story clearly shows Clare Boothe is an intelligent woman who gains respect of an American public at a time when women are defined by men’s opinions rather than what they do. Clare Boothe acted the life of a liberated woman; equal to all men, and more competent than most.
After listening to Morris’s fine biography, one may not agree with Ms. Luce’s politics. But Morris shows Luce’s wit, presence, and conversation will either change a person’s mind or embarrass their intelligence. Luce comes across as narcissistic but her proven ability, like Muhammed Ali’s fighting skill, warrants excess interest in oneself.