Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dare Wright


Dare Wright shared my birthday! The author of one of Weetzie's favorite childhood books, THE LONELY DOLL.

9 comments:

  1. This was one of my favourite books as a kid too! I wonder if my Mum still has a copy lying around...I'd love to read it again. I remember being so enchanted by it, but also that there was something a little unnerving about it too. Am I remembering correctly that there was another Lonely Doll book? Or was there just the one...I'll have to google it!

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  2. I remember this book too! Thanks so much for posting this - I just checked the link - what an interesting story ... more tales of the rich and strange...

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  3. there are others and there is definitely something unnerving about the book and author
    read the autobiography it is so good

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  4. Dare Wright is the best. I loved and still love this book. The best combo of sweet/unsettling/vintage. Luv!

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  5. LOVE THIS BOOK. francesca you have the best taste

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  6. I love those books! My last boyfriend used to read them to me in bed. [Awwwww]

    I loved her biography: "The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll". It's totally fascinating, kind of similar to Gray Gardens in that there is a tight link between Dare and her mother, and they use their imaginations and limited resources to create beautiful faux realities that get blurry.

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  7. Don't take the biography as factual. Try going to Dare's website at www.darewright.com for the true story.

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  8. Persis -
    Yes, I've been to that site and read about the controversy about it. I understand that a lot of the biography by the reporter has been exaggerated to make it more shocking and such...but I still would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. :)

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