Richly atmospheric . . . an immersive, almost novelistic portrait. "USA Today
"American Rose" is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman, telling her story beautifully while revealing as much about post-Depression America as it does about celebrity life. It s cultural history at its best. Rebecca Skloot, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Abbott creates a brainy striptease similar to the one her subject may have performed. "Newsday"
With staggeringly in-depth research . . . Abbott composes a story wrought with personal drama and insight into a dark era in American history. . . . The story is as beguiling as it is timeless. "Elle"
At its core, "American Rose" is a haunting portrait of a woman . . . offering her audiences a sassy, confident self while making sure they would never know the damaged soul who created her. "Los Angeles Times"
Sad, smart, brassy . . . the true story of the Queen of Burlesque is even weirder and wilder than the legend. Salon"show more