ROUGHLY SPEAKING by Louise Prson

ROUGHLY SPEAKING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What an exhausting book -- what an exhausting family! If you can take it -- as Louise Prson has taken it, you will find it certainly an exuberant autobiography of a woman born with a gold spoon -- quickly tarnished -- in her mouth, whose meteoric career embraced everything from running a commercial greenhouse to washing dishes in a chophouse. A family of five -- two husbands -- adventures within the charged circles of the rich and socially prominent and on the edges of slums -- success and failure, often as not precipitated by her own tart tongue, too ready wit, utter lack of tact or sense of suitability -- all this makes fast-paced family adventure reading, a sort of Sanger's Circus in perpetual motion.

Pub Date: June 24th, 1943
Publisher: Simon & Schuster