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Now her son, using her diaries, letters and notes, tells the unvarnished love story of a failed snob and a pretty, false young . I have read many books on F. Scott Fitzgerald so had hoped this one would be better than it was. I got through the first few chapters and put it down

Fitzgerald, who collapsed and died in 1940 in Graham's apartment, had come to Hollywood three years earlier, his fame eclipsed and his wife, Zelda, shut away in a North Carolina mental institution. His romance with Graham was ruined by his drinking binges. I got through the first few chapters and put it down. The viewpoint is not respectful of the subject or the reader.

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book by Robert Westbrook. This story is amazing! By Thriftbooks. com User, May 18, 2010. Well maybe Sheilah Graham was a classic "codependant" but I would have done the same, F. Scott Fitzgerald shines in this story. Flaws and all. Well told tale and the writing improves with the story. This is a classic, American literary love story and it is true. They truly loved one another and I am so glad they did. Great Book.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, the brilliant author of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, was a man haunted by failure to live up to his own early successes. In 1937, desperate for money, nearly broken in spirit, he headed west for work as a Hollywood screenwriter and one last shot at staying sober There, living in Hollywood's legendary hotel, The Garden of Allah, Fitzgerald met the beautiful young gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, whose elaborate pose as a British aristocrat masked the true identity that haunted her all her life.

Told by Graham's son, this book brings a personal perspective to their remarkable story. In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald, broken in spirit and desperate for money, headed for Hollywood to work as a screenwriter

Told by Graham's son, this book brings a personal perspective to their remarkable story. Scott Fitzgerald, broken in spirit and desperate for money, headed for Hollywood to work as a screenwriter. It was there that he met the lovely young Sheilah Graham, a fledgling columnist. Told by Graham's son, this book brings a personal perspective to their remarkable story.

Items related to Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham. The author uses the notes, diaries, and correspondence Sheilah Graham bequeathed to him to reveal the untold love story of his mother and F. Scott Fitzgerald in the late 1930s. Westbrook, Robert Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham Her Son's Story. ISBN 13: 9780060183431. Intimate Lies: F.

In 1973, when Scottie Fitzgerald's son Thomas was alive and she was legally separated from husband Grove Smith .

In 1973, when Scottie Fitzgerald's son Thomas was alive and she was legally separated from husband Grove Smith, she moved from Washington, DC to her mother's home town of Montgomery, Alabama. According to a book authored by her daughter Eleanor after her death, she told her family and many friends that she was moving far away from Washington because she was disgusted by constant news reports of the Watergate scandal.

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Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald & Sheilah Graham - Her Son's Story,Robert We. Title: Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham - Her Sons Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Author: Robert Westbrook ISBN 10: 0349107890

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INTIMATE LIES F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham: Her Son's Story. Scottie's story is interesting less in itself than as a coda to that of her parents

INTIMATE LIES F. Scottie's story is interesting less in itself than as a coda to that of her parents. It is worth telling, but Eleanor Lanahan is the wrong person for the job. She treats every detail of her mother's life, from her fund-raisers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society to her squabbles with her neighbors, as items of weighty significance. Every angry letter between Scottie and her children is printed in full.

Comments: (7)
Kagalkree
Well maybe Sheilah Graham was a classic "codependant" but I would have done the same, F. Scott Fitzgerald shines in this story. Flaws and all. Well told tale and the writing improves with the story.

This is a classic, American literary love story and it is true. They truly loved one another and I am so glad they did.

Great Book
Lavivan
I have read many books on F. Scott Fitzgerald so had hoped this one would be better than it was. I got through the first few chapters and put it down. The viewpoint is not respectful of the subject or the reader. The author has exploited his mother's relationship with Scott. It doesn't set well with me at all and is not written to my tastes. Nuf said on this one except don't buy.
OCARO
Great book.
Made-with-Love
Very good book
Nekora
This is a horrible portrait of an out of control drunk. Though Sheilah loved him, her son portrays this relationship as completely negative. It echoes Hemingway's scathing portrayal of Fitzgerald in "A Moveable Feast", which was at least funny. I can't help but think that she would be unhappy with this book of her son's, she was proud of her association with Fitzgerald. It enhanced her standing in the world. It's valuable as a testament to the harmful effects of alcohol on a person' life, and on those around him. According to this book, nothing about Fitzgerald was good, except for his writing. For me, "The Great Gatsby" will always be my favorite book. If you haven't read it, do so before you look at anything about Fitzgerald's life. In the end, this book has as much to do with Fitzgerald's art, as "Mommie Dearest" had with the talent and glamour of Joan Crawford.
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
Poorly written and boring.
WinDImmortaL
Drawn to this book after reading Stuart O'Nan's outstanding fictional portrayal of Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood - West of Sunset. Robert Westbrook doesn't blink as he relates the astonishing story of his mother Sheilah Graham and Scott Fitzgerald.

Sheilah Graham was a young gossip columnist engaged to an English lord when she first crossed paths with Fitzgerald. He immediately intrigued her and she called off her engagement despite her desperation to be seen as important, given her horrible Dickensian childhood. She also hid a "terrible" secret -- she was Jewish. A fact that in throes of Fitzgerald's drunken tirades he tossed at her causing her at one point to cut the relationship.

Sheilah, tough, independent and canny fell hard for Scott Fitzgerald who never acknowledged her as an equal. The passionate affair they had evolved into passionate love on her part and dependence on her from Scott who never seemed to be able to love anyone but himself.
This is the portrayal of an alcoholic disappointed man who comes off as a charming narcissist who was dangerous when sloshed. He insulted
Sheilah, called her horrible names, slapped her, brandished a gun at her, double crossed her and yet, yet, and yet, she came back for more and
more and more. He continued to write love letters to Zelda, his wife who was languishing in a mental institution all the while knowing he would never live with her again. Scott would not marry Sheilah as he did not plan to divorce Zelda. Yet Sheilah devoted her life to Scott Fitzgerald despite or in spite of everything he did to hurt her.

On the plus side Westbrook manages to paint Fitzgerald as a brilliant man with a sly sense of humor, dissipated charm and deep feelings for his daughter. We read of Fitzgerald's inability to let go of his golden youth and his constant shock and surprise that he has fallen out of favor as a writer while his nemesis Hemingway's star continues to rise.

This book was hard to put down. I wish Westbrook would have given us more insight as to why a woman like Sheilah Graham who was the most successful gossip columnist of the day, talented, independent, financially secure and good looking would put up with a man like Scott Fitzgerald who comes across a using her. If I were to guess, I would say that Graham has low self-esteem and felt she needed to work hard to deserve someone's love. All the same a fascinating read
I found this book poorly written and exaggerated. It seems that the author, while writing this book, had a huge grudge on Fitzgerald than any regards for him whatsoever. Good thing I only pulled this book from the library. Didn't finish it. Simply hated it!
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