Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ten tell-alls by children of famous parents

At the Christian Science Monitor, Molly Driscoll came up with ten memoirs by children of famous parents.

One tell-all on the list:
Mommie Dearest, by Christina Crawford

Later turned into a movie that gave America a new view of wire hangers, Crawford's memoir Mommie Dearest is a horrific tale about growing up as an adopted daughter to movie star Joan Crawford. In the book Christina claims that she was physically and emotionally abused by the actress, whom she says was an alcoholic. The book ignited a debate that continues to this day as to whether the stories it tells are true.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue