A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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In this revealing memoir, told with southern charm and wit, Norris Church Mailer depicts the full evolution of her colorful lifeófrom her childhood in a small Arkansas town all the way through her intense thirty-three-year marriage with Norman Mailer and his heartbreaking death. She met Norman by chance while in her early twenties and they fell in love in one night. Theirs was a marriage full of friendship, betrayal, doubts, understanding, challenges, and deep, complicated, lifelong passion. The coupleís New York parties were legendary, and their social circle included such luminaries as Jacqueline Kennedy, Truman Capote, and Gore Vidal. Complete with the coupleís intimate letters, this candid and unforgettable memoir is a great American love story.

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Review: A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir

User Review  - Danny - Goodreads

You have to give the lady credit. When Stormin Norman, her sometimes intimidating great American novelist husband, tried to edit her writing, she wouldn't let him. "We were too different." And yet ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl Rollyson - Goodreads

In 1974, the stunning Barbara Norris, then 26, met the controversial 52-year-old leonine man of letters. A divorcee with a young son, she was teaching art in a small Arkansas town. She had studied ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Norris Church Mailer is the author of two novels, Windchill Summer and Cheap Diamonds. Raised in Arkansas, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the mother of two sons, two stepsons, and five stepdaughters, as well as grandmother to two and step-grandmother to nine.


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