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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 her most zany, honest, and heartfelt thoughts. Offering her take on a range of ideas, people, and items, Marlene Dietrich's ABC's is an unprecedented glimpse into one of history's brightest and most enigmatic stars. Nothing is too small or 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 into snapshots of her own spirit. Complete with photos from her vast career, Marlene Dietrich's ABC's is an unexpected and addicting treat.

In this edition, Marlene offers her unique blend of wit, a sometimes mordant humor, sensitivity and acute observations of the world as she has known and, to some extent, shaped it. By blending the absolutely practical with her whimsical, poetic and sometimes moving observations, Dietrich creates in yet another field that special magic with which she has 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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