New Book Release: Leaving Home by Anne Edwards


Anne Edwards makes being blacklisted look like fun. Divorced and afflicted by polio, she fled to Europe after HUAC came calling in 1954 and spent nearly 40 years writing biographies of everyone from Judy Garland to Ronald Reagan. The memoir (Scarecrow Press, 320 pages, $30) interweaves tales from her Hollywood childhood with celebrity anecdotes, but beneath the ain’t-life-grand patina is the story of a single mom trying to make a go of it.

Leaving Home is available today.