Some Enchanted Evenings
The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
St. Martin's Press
“A STAR IS BORN”
It was my first taste of show business and I found it delightfully habit-forming.
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Praise for Some Enchanted Evenings
“Kaufman comes up with a solid, valuable portrait of one of the 20th century’s most memorable actresses.” – Washington Post
“Reveals a much more complex and even baffling figure than Martin herself gave us in her memoir… A lively story, filled with amusing details…” –Wall Street Journal
“Probing, compassionate, revelatory…” –USA Today
“Kaufman’s treatment of Martin is evenhanded as she exposes her weaknesses and strengths to shed important new light on one of American musical theater’s most revered stars.”— Booklist
“Warm and well-researched… The author deftly summarizes her career and personal history…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Glittering is the operative word. Martin was a thoroughly captivating performer for her entire lengthy career and Kaufman’s work does right by her… Kaufman excels in providing revelatory contrasts between public and private personas.” – Library Journal
“Arguably the most exhaustively researched treatise ever compiled regarding Broadway and Hollywood legend Mary Martin… Insights into the changing nature of Broadway over the course of Martin’s lengthy career make this an intriguing read…” –Publisher’s Weekly