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By Summer Layne on 12-13-17
Interesting - but far too padded with minutiae
Listened to this in tandem with Audible's "Gone With the Wind" (highly recommend!!).
What begins as an interesting biography of Margaret Mitchell gradually bogs down into excruciating minutiae focused on the mechanics of publishing GWTW and production of the movie itself. At times - literally - it felt like events were recounted in real time. Then there were word-for-word transcripts of "Peggy" Mitchell's correspondence with obscure journalists and assorted "who-dats".
Mitchell's early life, as portrayed in this biography, was intriguing background for this fan of GWTW ... but she becomes increasingly off-putting as time goes on.
As I write this, I'm (still) listening ... this time, to quote after quote after quote of movie reviews from 1939.
Edwards is an excellent biographer, and I took a chance on this new release based on my experience. Unfortunately, this time - a skimpy biography is padded beyond recognition.
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By Holly on 07-17-18
An extremely enjoyable read! Very enlightening! I have been a Margaret Mitchell Fan since a child... This opened many facets of her life, that were otherwise unknown. The Masterpiece that is Gone With The Wind... will forever touch the hearts of it's followers. My own experience with the book has changed and grown with each and every reading. As our own lives and experiences mature... so does our understanding of Scarlett! and consequently, Margaret Mitchell! Kudos to the Narrator.... She did an Amazing AAAAA+++++ job of bringing Margaret to Us... And the Characters who surrounded her during her own personal growth. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review... Thank You for an Amazing opportunity! ☺