Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
In this memoir, we learn that the author's world, including the support she thought she had from friends and family, has been demolished and the wreckage threatens to undo her. And yet in anonymously creating the hilarious and charming Duchess Goldblatt, she helps build and facilitate a world of warmth and kindness and great cheer. And on the internet no less! -- Mary Laura
One of the New York Times' 20 Books to Read in 2020
"A tonic..Splendid...A respite...A summer cocktail of a book." -- Washington Post
"Unforgettable...Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles--and that we can, against all odds, get through them." -- Lori Gottlieb, New York Times-bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace's voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that's sprung up around her.
@DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home--foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.
"The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself." -- Duchess Goldblatt