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I loved this book Edna grew up in the late 1800s in little towns in middle America, often the only Jewish family in the area That alone was hard Always interesting to me to hear what people remember about their beginnings SHE was a woman of the times, beginning to just break out of the old female roles At 17 she wanted to be a newspaper reporter With malice, they assigned her to cover the night court proceedings A virginal, sheltered girl with a big ribbon in her hair, heard about prostit I loved this book Edna grew up in the late 1800s in little towns in middle America, often the only Jewish family in the area That alone was hard Always interesting to me to hear what people remember about their beginnings SHE was a woman of the times, beginning to just break out of the old female roles At 17 she wanted to be a newspaper reporter With malice, they assigned her to cover the night court proceedings A virginal, sheltered girl with a big ribbon in her hair, heard about prostitution, rape, drugs and other violence She learned and stood up to it She kept working and then became a writer I love her descriptions about how she wrote a book A phrase or even a word would set off a bell in her head and she knew what she had to write about next This book was published in 1938 and there is a painful little riff running through the book about the horror of Hitler and the antisemitism of Germany at that time And, Jeeze, the war and the camps hadn t even started yet, I wanted to say Look out It s worse than you could ever have dreamed but it is 1938 in her time and she is just telling it like she sees it She wrote the story on which the musical Showboat was based This, the first volume of Edna Ferber s memoirs, is a real walk in the past It ends midway in her fascinating life, to be picked up by a companion volume over twenty years later The author of Show Boat, Giant, and So Big led just as interesting a life as her many famed characters. So this book took me a little while to get through It is fairly long I enjoyed it immensely but at the same time it did seem to ramble on at times I also found myself asking questions that she never seemed to answer She was thorough about her life but at the same time not really I did find her commentary on life and the world and history very interesting However, I finished the book wanting to knowfacts about her life, not just her insight I really love this author and have read eve So this book took me a little while to get through It is fairly long I enjoyed it immensely but at the same time it did seem to ramble on at times I also found myself asking questions that she never seemed to answer She was thorough about her life but at the same time not really I did find her commentary on life and the world and history very interesting However, I finished the book wanting to knowfacts about her life, not just her insight I really love this author and have read everything of hers I can find So if you feel the same, then this is worth the read A charming autobiography by the critically and popularly successful author of So Big and Show Boat and playwriting collaborator of George S Kaufman Ferber is largely forgotten these days, but some years ago, my mother mentioned this memoir as particularly influential to her, and I can understand why modest high school educated Midwestern girl stumbles into newspaper writing and eventually makes good An aspect of Ferber that is less apparent in her novels is her Jewish heritage writing here, A charming autobiography by the critically and popularly successful author of So Big and Show Boat and playwriting collaborator of George S Kaufman Ferber is largely forgotten these days, but some years ago, my mother mentioned this memoir as particularly influential to her, and I can understand why modest high school educated Midwestern girl stumbles into newspaper writing and eventually makes good An aspect of Ferber that is less apparent in her novels is her Jewish heritage writing here, in 1939, she is forthright in her defense of Jews already subject to six years of oppression in German Europe Ferber is a national treasure, and viewing the 20th century through her eyes and experiences is fascinating I might become a Ferber evangelist. an endearing,personal account of a well loved newspaper woman,author, playwright and commentator of our countries mindset 1900 1950 s {Free Pdf} î A Peculiar Treasure: Autobiography Í Sparkling with humor and insight, this brilliant autobiography, published in , reads as if it were written yesterday Here is her dramatic story, told with wit and humor and compassion, intensity and pride, and always with brilliant reporting The New York Times Edna Ferber began her writing career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago and Milwaukee She was catapulted into the literary hall of fame inwhen her book So Big was awarded the Pulitzer Prize