Using original research (diaries, letters, and family interviews) to peel away the layers of myth and reveal the woman behind the icon, the acclaimed author and historian Barbara Goldsmith offers a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing discoveries, and the price she paid for fame.
Honors: Bestseller Lists, A NY Times Notable Book, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, Best of the Year in Non-Fiction, The Boston Globe.
Honors: Bestseller Lists, A Notable Book, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times. pb rights to Dell, 5 reprintings.
Honors: Bestseller Lists, NY Times Notable Book, Best of the Year, Washington Post, BOMC main selection; excerpt in Life; pb rights to Dell; British rights to Pan; excerpted in London Sunday Times.
“How could other novelists have let this great, rich, vulpine Culture-preened preserve of late-twentieth-century New York high life go unexplored all this time? The likeliest explanation is that they don’t have Barbara Goldsmith’s knowledge, insights, reportorial verve, dead aim, and high velocity.”
As Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking, “The Medium is the Message,” Goldsmith’s “The Meaning of Celebrity,” explored how Americans were slipping away from reality and living in self-created images.
Lunch at the Four Seasons
By PRANAY GUPTE, Special to the Sun | February 21, 2006