Books by Emily Wortis Leider

BECOMING MAE WEST by Emily Wortis Leider
Released: June 1, 1997

"A vibrant story of a star's life and times—not just for the movie buffs. (photos)"
A wide-ranging biography and social history examining the years in which Mae West the woman became Mae West the theater and movie star and cultural icon. Read full book review >

A fine biography of Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948), who—author of nearly 60 books, most of which were best-selling, now-forgotten novels—embodied and projected in her writing an idealized new American woman: glamorous, independent, iconoclastic, clever, ambitious, unsentimental, openly but fastidiously sexual, a civilizing force in society. Read full book review >