Saturday, March 16, 2013


5.0 out of 5 stars A Glittering, Passionate and Candid Memoir of the Madcap '70's & 80's, March 15, 2013
I have just read a terrifically entertaining book by Carole Mallory entitled "Picasso's Ghost." It begins with her love-at-first-sight encounter with CLAUDE PICASSO, son of FRANCOISE GILOT and PABLO PICASSO. The book, however is not merely about her passionate relationship with Claude: it also plunges us into friendships with profound men as disparate as Henry Miller and Jonas Salk; through life changing love affairs with Norman Mailer and Rod Stewart; with a cast of characters that includes Jackie O, Princess Grace, Warren Beatty and, well, nearly everybody who shined in that glittering, mad moment in history.

Ms. Mallory captures in broad strokes the zeitgeist of the late Seventies and Eighties, but doesn't shy away from facing her own courageous battles, without self pity, enduring the snubs of Francoise Gilot, fiercely possessive of her son Claude, and her hard fought victory over alcoholism.

I urge anyone who is seeking marvelous, page-turning read to experience this sweeping and candid memoir.    

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