Under the Covers and Between the Sheets
The Inside Story Behind Classic Characters, Authors, Unforgettable Phrases, and Unexpected EndingsBook - 2009
"Get the inside story: Did you know that Stephen King's wife recued the manuscript for the best seller Carrie from the trash? Or that journalist Dorothy Parker left her entire estate to Martin Luther King Jr.? Hundreds of surprising little-known flaws, foibles, and feuds of the literary world will draw you into the pages of "Under the Covers and between the Sheets"... Down and out Long before she became Bill Clinton's inaugural poet, Maya Angelou had stints working as a fry cook, and nightclub "shake dancer," and the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco. Pen Pals: Mark Twain wasn't a lover of all literature: He once worte of Jane Austen, "Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone." -- A monster in the family: Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' was meant to feature wild horses--but when they proved too difficult to draw, he replaced them with monsters modeled on his aunts and uncles" --Cover, p. 4.
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Association, c2009.
Branch Call Number: 802 Joy
Characteristics: 174 p. ; 21 cm.