Read and reviewed in February-March, 2005. Sent to another Bookcrosser
I started this book a few days ago. I had not known much about Edna St. Vincent Millay - read a couple of her poems in high school, including the famous "burn my candle at both ends" one.
She was born in 1892; her mother and grandmother were both divorced. She was one of three sisters, and was called "Vincent."
This book is an interesting story of a brilliant, talented woman, who was not kidding when she said she burnt her candle at both ends. She had a difficult childhood, a promising young adulthood, but her health was always fragile. She didn't help that by her self-destructive habits of smoking, drinking, promiscuity, and later, addiction to prescribed painkillers.
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