Read Audiobooks The Real Bettie Page: The Truth About the Queen of PinupsAuthor Richard Foster – Gsagency.co

What a sad life For a lady who appeared to be so confident and comfortable, her own inner demons completely destroyed her She also stabbed some people with a bread knife and spent years in mental institutions, which is a sharp contrast to the mythos that she simply faded from the limelight to avoid damaging the illusion for her fans that she is eternally 20 years old Who knows what the truth about her life is, really This entire book is based on a six or seven page letter Bettie Page wrote to the author I think Mr Foster has a pretty vivid imagination However, the book is an interesting view into the repressive culture of the 50 s and the history of women. This was a woman who wasn t afraid to show and use her sexual power She had fun and was proud of what she was doing when she was doing it Unfortunately, in the end her demons were stronger than her I couldn t finish the read No need to ruin the fantasy. So very sad My husband got this book from a donation made to his school, and I had to read it out of curiosity It was a super easy read like reading a paperback version of People But, in the end, it was a very sad story and, to me, an interesting commentary on mental health and the way we have viewed it in this country. This was one of the most interesting biographies I have ever read all be it only one of maybe 5 I loved peering into the life of someone I have never known but wish I did and sometimes feel that I do. A Colorful Portrait Of The S Cheesecake Model Includes Her Popularity As A Pinup Girl, Her Arrest For Attempted Murder, And Her Commitment To A Mental Hospital Reissue A New Line Cinema Film, Releasing March , Directed By Mary Harron, Starring Gretchen Mol Lili Taylor Biography It s fascinating like many, Bettie drew me in Now some of the mystery is dispelled Why not stars Well, this is an older book that I think contains healthy doses of speculation It also has a disjointed feeling when reading, at times. This book is based on a life that most would find very interesting I myself, find Bettie to be a very interesting person However, the way this book is written makes it very hard to focus let alone remember what it is you re reading about. It was crazy to read about how Bettie Page actually was in life I wasn t prepared for some of the content that Foster delivered Truly a great read. 3 stars doesn t seem fair really, but the description that goes along with 3 stars says liked it and that sums up this book pretty well I appreciated some interesting facts about the former pinup star of the 1950s 60s, but I was bothered by the fact that the author really had no interactions with Bettie herself outside of a 5 page correspondence with her Mostly what you have here is second hand information and interviews with those that knew her decades ago And the author even makes arguments for how some of the info he receives cannot possibly be correct So, what are you to believe As for the biographical story line Foster takes great liberties in filling in the blanks and imagining what Bettie felt, thought or did Lots of conjecture Anyway, the photos are good although a little disturbing as well I found Bettie s overall life completely different than what I had imagined tragic and quite sad. Just enough information to keep me reading, but so poorly written I cringed quite a bit and sensationalized to the point that I checked to see if this guy ended up writing for the tabloids If I could go back in time, I d leave it at the thrift store.