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Nice photos but inaccurate and incomplete text
on 17 May 2000
I can say two good things about this book: it contains some nice photos and it was printed on good quality paper. Other than that, it contains a lot of incorrect, incomplete, unfair, and sensationalized information. The author repeatedly offers references to Ms. Day's autobiography and other sources, but takes things out-of-context to suit his own purposes. He likes to dwell on Ms. Day's sex life, making his book a somewhat tawdry, "tabloid-like" publication. Furthermore, his style of writing makes reading "hard work."... Sadly, he goes out of his way to portray her as an eccentric recluse who "loves spiders." Just for the record, Ms. Day is not a hermit! She's a great lady who loves all of God's creatures and respects their place in the world. The boxed sets of CDs and books which were released by Bear Family Records a few years ago were a great tribute to Ms. Day. Mr. Freedland's book is not.