American Rose

"Tumultuous, daring, devastating, thrilling... Do not miss this book!" — Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help.

The Story Behind the Story

"American Rose reveals as much about post-Depression America as it does about celebrity life. It's cultural history at its best.” —Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Events and Appearances

"H.L. Mencken called me an ecdysiast. I have also been described as deciduous. The French call me a déshabilleuse. In less-refined circles I'm known as a stripteaser." — Gypsy Rose Lee

Sin in the Second City

"Delicious... poetic... a lush love letter to the underworld." The New York Times Book Review

The Cast of Characters

"Lavish... an immensely readable book." —The Wall Street Journal

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