With the current craze for the candid confessions of the poor little rich girls who cracked under the privations of wealth,...

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FIRST PERSON PLURAL: The Lives of Dagmar Godowsky

With the current craze for the candid confessions of the poor little rich girls who cracked under the privations of wealth, good schools, and lots of attention, (Too Much, Too Soon, I'll Cry Tomorrow) the boudoir banalities and bathos of Dagmar Godowsky, daughter of Leopold Godowsky, pianist and composer, may find a maudlin market. At 14 she came to America and commenced a round of excesses highlighted by starring roles in silent pictures as a vamp. She married twice, and though she bridled at the possessiveness of men in general she expected her husbands to cut up her meat for her: she specialized in being languid. 'Twas a sorry day when, after years as Igor Stravinsky's mistress, he announced that he would marry the woman be loved: this was probably a wise decision on his part, for the gal in question was not our ""heroine"". At present the lady is very sorry for herself and fifty pounds overweight -- a recognizable but not endearing type.

Pub Date: Feb. 13, 1957

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1957