The Book: I Am Sophie Tucker, by Susan Ecker, Lloyd Ecker
The Blurb: Part fairy tale, part crime novel, part rags to riches Hollywood myth, I Am Sophie Tucker tells the outrageous story of one of showbiz’s biggest personalities.
The Babble: First in a fictionalized trilogy about the life of legendary vaudevillian Sophie Tucker, I Am Sophie Tucker was a quick, funny mid-week treat. Told in Sophie’s fictionalized, first-person voice and covering her life from its inception in brutal Russia to the height of her vaudeville glory, his book is a raucous, over-the-top history of the our nation’s first quarter century and the type of people who survived it. Liberally sprinkled with famous names, fascinating graphics and Yiddish slang, you forget to care how much of Sophie’s story is truth and how much is her patented fiction and just enjoy the ride.
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