Miss Aluminium (Paperback)Susanna Moore (author)
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In this enthralling, sharply observant memoir, the author of In the Cut maps her journey from working as a model and script reader in seventies’ Hollywood and New York to becoming a novelist and a fervent mouthpiece for female empowerment and autonomy.
'I was self-invented, adapting myself minute by minute, a girl on the run. And yes, built for speed.'
At seventeen, Susanna Moore left her home in Hawai'i, with no money, no belongings and no prospects. But in Philadelphia, an unexpected gift of four trunks of beautiful clothes allowed her to assume the first of many disguises.
Her journey takes her from New York to Los Angeles where she becomes a model and meets Joan Didion and Audrey Hepburn. She works as a script reader for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, and is given a screen test by Mike Nichols.
But beneath Miss Aluminium's glittering fairytale surface lies the story of a girl's insatiable hunger to learn. Moore gives us a sardonic, often humorous portrait of Hollywood in the seventies and of a young woman's hard-won arrival at selfhood.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
'Her tales of the Hollywood high life certainly provide giggles and glitz, though the darkness is never far from the surface. The real story is the ripple effect of grief, a woman’s self-invention and the awful deeds of powerful men.' - The Guardian
'Moore deploys a disarming repertoire of sideswipes, gallows humour and raised eyebrows, whether writing about trivia or tragedy.' - The Times
'A striking new memoir ... Through the #MeToo lens, Moore's measured, superficially judgment-free recounting of her time in the middle of All That can be read as a personal statement of empowerment: She came, she saw, she took notes, and she left to become a novelist and a miss-no-detail student of female autonomy.' - The New York Times
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