By Lisa Cohen
A revelatory biography of 3 glamorous, advanced, sleek women.
Esther Murphy was once an excellent ny highbrow who dazzled pals and strangers with an unstoppable move of dialog. yet she by no means comprehensive the books she used to be reduced in size to write—a painful failure and but one of those achievement.
The crucial fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the mythical actresses and dancers of the 20th century. Her ephemeral legacy lies within the millions of items she accrued to maintain the reminiscence of these performers and to honor the sentiments they inspired.
An icon of high fashion and a manner editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing perspectives on gown that drew on her feminism, her principles approximately modernity, and her love of ladies. latest either vividly and invisibly on the heart of cultural lifestyles, she—like Murphy and de Acosta—is now virtually thoroughly forgotten.
In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes those women’s glamorous offerings, advanced mess ups, and debatable own lives with lyricism and empathy. right away a chain of intimate pictures and a startling research into variety, famous person, sexuality, and the style of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden background of modernism and can pay tribute to 3 compelling lives.
All we all know is one of Publishers Weekly's best 10 most sensible Books of 2012