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Marlene Dietrich's ABC's

Wit, Wisdom, and Recipes

From the wonderfully varied and witty mind of Marlene Dietrich comes an alphabetized collection of zany, honest, and heartfelt thoughts. Offering Dietrich's take on a range of ideas, people, culinary trends, and fashions, Marlene Dietrich's ABCs is an unprecedented glimpse into one of history's brightest and most enigmatic stars. Nothing is too small or too grand for Dietrich's unique eye. From her entry for hardware store—"I'd rather go to a hardware store than to the opera"—to her entry for egocentric—"If he is a creative artist, forgive him"—she transforms both the mundane and the mysterious with her lively spirit.

In this edition, Marlene offers her unique blend of wit, mordant humor, sensitivity, and acute observations of the world she has known and, to some extent, shaped. By blending the absolutely practical with whimsical, poetic, and sometimes moving observations, Dietrich again conjures that special magic with which she held the world enthralled for decades.

About the Author

Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992) was a German American actress best known for her performances in The Blue Angel (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), I Love a Soldier (1936), Manpower (1941), and Witness for the Prosecution (1957). During World War II, Dietrich toured domestically to sell war bonds and, as soon as she was able, she became most well-known for her front-line efforts to support Allied troops. After the war, she received recognition both domestically and internationally for her efforts and was awarded the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (France, 3 ranks), the Medal of Valor (Israel), and the Medal of Freedom (USA), among many others.

Reviews

"Marlene is a mystery. . . . She charms, she dazzles, and reveals just enough to make us hunger for more."—Garson Kanin

"Dietrich's voice and flat-out honesty on every page . . . bring one of the century's most fabulous beings to brilliant life."—Kirkus Reviews

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