Add one 15 year old flapper, her opportunistic mother, a rabid tabloid press and an African Honking Gander. What does this get you?
Why you get Peaches and Daddy!
When Edward “Daddy” Browning, the Donald Trump of his time with better hair, set his cap for Frances “Peaches” Heenan a 15 year old high school dropout, it set loose a maelstrom of publicity that would have made Brittany at her most nutty baldness so jealous. This story has it all, an acid attack, lots and lots of shopping, tantric sex, the raw food movement, a newspaper art department with way too much time on its hands, and of course the aforementioned African Honking Gander.
I personally love any book where the Foreword contains the phrases, “study in dysfunction”, and “lurid details” and also includes the word prurient. Fabulous! Sign me up!
Of course, this story does not have a happy ending. How could it? But it will keep you in a state of fascination for all 320 pages. Even if it does have a 300 Dewey designation!