Review: John Guare on Elaine Stritch, Part I

When Ann Kjellberg asked me to write for Book Post, I leapt. I had a few thoughts about Curzio Malaparte’s The Kremlin Ball. No, she said, how about Elaine Stritch, a biography by Alexandra Jacobs.

Stritch? Stories about her are legend. The convent girl from Detroit as I remember was the niece of Cardinal Stritch, or, as one wag put it, “the Pope’s daug…

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