Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same by Sloane Tanen

The Bombshell bought this in Nantucket and mailed copies to all her gilrfriends.




Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

There is a good chance that no other fiction writer understands the Bombshell as well as Ms. Loos. This quintessential volume is a definite must read.




The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Bombshell is enchanted by this tale of love and lonliness and haunted by the disappearance of its author and his plane somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea a year after the book was first published. Precocious Bombshells like to read it in the original French.




Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

The Bombshell saw Jayne Mansfield reading this in a bubble bath in a movie.




The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Bombshell carries this around in her handbag.




Koko's Kitten by Dr. Francine Patterson

The Bombshell can't resist a gorilla that uses sign language and has a pet kitten. It doesn't get much cuter than that.




The Complete Claudine by Colette

The Bombshell received this as a gift from a French literature scholar she met when she was working at a pastry shop.



The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright by Jean Nathan

An amazing and poignant biography of a bombshell model/actress that became a photographer/writer.



With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry by Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel.

In Style magazine's contributing editors in fine jewelry unveil traditions and trends with sparkle, romance and va-va-voom and give you the 411 on everything from carat weight to cut. Diamonds are a girl's best friend (emeralds and sapphires, too) and Penny and Marion give dazzling glimpses of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marilyn and more. It's always good to know what you want.




Nibbles and Me by Elizabeth Taylor

Published in 1946, this adorable book is a memior written when Miss Taylor was only 14. It tells of the adventures of the Bombshell actress and her pet chipmunk. Illustrated by the author!



Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Bombshell is hoping to finish this amazing story of an orphaned fishing-village girl before she sees the movie.



Thomas Paine by Craig Nelson

Perhaps one of the most original excuses for showing up late to a movie set was during the filming of Some Like it Hot when they had to tear Marilyn Monroe away from reading Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man.