Books by Judith Mackrell

Released: Sept. 5, 2017

" The book is well-written, but the sexual escapades and personality disorders of the principals take so much space that it degenerates into a gossipy tell-all.
Guardian dance critic Mackrell (Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, 2014, etc.) connects the lives of three unique 20th-century women. Read full book review >
FLAPPERS by Judith Mackrell
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Mackrell ties her subjects together by asserting that they all struggled 'with the quintessentially contemporary conundrum: how to combine career and family, self-interest, marriage and love,' but readers of this gossipy collective biography are unlikely to identify with their struggle. What these women shared most strongly were the glittering allure and tragic consequences of celebrity."
Biography of six women who declared their independence during the Jazz Age. Read full book review >