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The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story

Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $36.00
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ISBN: 9780812992762
Publisher: Random House
Language: English
Page Count: 318
Publication Date: 8/18/2020
Size: 9.49" l x 6.33" w x 1.22"
Series: N/A

This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit - that the author’s grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other.

Lucille Ball - the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood - was part of America’s first high-profile interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. She more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet Lucille’s off-camera life was in disarray. While acting out a happy marriage for millions, she suffered in private. Her partner couldn’t stay faithful. She struggled to balance her fame with the demands of being a mother, a creative genius, an entrepreneur, and, most of all, a symbol.

The Queen of Tuesday - Strauss’s follow-up to Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award - mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew.

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