Sensational: Roberta Cowell's Story, by herself (1954)

Written by a woman (and her ghost writer) hiding in an Italian villa to escape the paparazzi, this is a short, sometimes shocking memoir.


  • This is a type of celebrity memoir, a text written by someone in the eye of a media storm.
  • The relationship between homosexuality and heterosexuality creates a lot of anxiety for Roberta. 
  • What really jars with me, a reader in 2023, is the biological argument Roberta makes.


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