- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: William Heinemann (1939)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001OJMERS
Ferber wrote two autobiographies -- A Peculiar Treasure published in 1939 and A Kind of Magic in 1963. In A Peculiar Treasure she discusses her early years, including early experiences with anti-semitism and her experiences as a newspaper writer in Milwaukee. Published at a time when the world was embarking upon a World War, readers found her autobiography inspiring. As she wrote, "Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death -- fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant."
I highly recommend this book. You'll get a fascinating glimpse into bygone eras [the German-American community of the turn of the century; the glittering theatre world of the twenties; etc.], and you'll be both inspired and encouraged by an American success story, success not only in the expected financial sense, but more importantly, a success of spirit.