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Personal History | Katharine Graham
An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women -- a book that is, as its title suggests, both personal and history. It is the story of Katherine Graham's parents: the multi-millionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post; the aggressive, formidable, self-absorbed mother, known in her time for her political and welfare work, and her passionate friendships with men such as Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson.
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Christinak
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Indeed, within the first months of my new working life, the color started returning to my face, my jaw was beginning to unclench, and what I had once called “my initial girl-#scout type of resolve” was turning into a passionate interest.

#QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

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Amiable
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Amen, sister. 🙌🏼

jillrhudy One of the best memoirs I‘ve ever read. 1y
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Amiable
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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Oh, JFK. I know it was 1961, but you really disappoint me. 🙄

Suet624 Wow. 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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#MonthOfMemoirs

An oldie but a goodie made recently relevant again by the movie The Post.

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/personal-history-katherine-graham/

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Amiable
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Lazy rainy Sunday on the couch with a book. The cat opted to lounge on the floor where she could watch the raindrops and listen to the sounds of it falling on the skylight. #WeAllJustGottaBeUs
#catsoflitsy

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Amiable
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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Sharing the sand and surf with Katharine Graham. The pearls are a bit much for the beach, though. 🤔

Amabear Well pearls come from the ocean so 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 I always wear pearls at the beach for photos 1y
Amiable @Amabear --good point! 👏🏼 1y
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HardcoverHearts
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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Stopped by one of my favorite Friend‘s of the Library bookstores in Oakland today to renew my membership & take a quick gander at what they had in stock. Found my favorite book, 84 Charing Cross Road, which I always buy when I see it to give to friends, a Joan Didion book that I haven‘t read & the Katherine Graham autobiography, Personal History. We are reading this for my work feminist book club so I am thrilled that I found a good used copy.

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KNBrooks
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After seeing "The Post" in theaters, I had to read about the incomparable Katharine Graham! #thepost #wapo

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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The release of the film "The Post" finally motivated me to pick up Katharine Graham's memoir. Twenty years after its initial publication.

LauraBeth Great book! 2y
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LauraBeth
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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Do you like:
- Women who are bad-asses ✅
- Autobiographies ✅
- Journalism ✅
- Politics ✅
- Dysfunctional families ✅

Then you need to read this! Do not let the pearls fool you - she was not a dusty chick. She was amazing, brilliant and helped paved the way for us women who came behind her. #brave doesn't even begin to describe her ❤️ #augustgrrrl

Cinfhen Damn, u can sell a book! 2y
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emilyesears I read this last year and thought it was great!! 2y
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Mimi28 Cool 😎 Stacked ✅Is that the 18 year old cat? 2y
TNbookworm I read this book several years ago and I loved it! Highly recommend! 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I read this book years ago and LOVED it! ❤️ As a journalism major I found it so fascinating that she could just "hang out" with LBJ in his private room and talk to him. What journalist can do that?? It was such a different time, such a cool time to be in journalism, in my opinion. ? 2y
Sfbeavers I've always meant to read this! 2y
kspenmoll Read this in past but would be fun to reread- she was unique. 2y
UwannaPublishme I'm sold! 😊 2y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen 😀😀 2y
LauraBeth @Tanzy13 that's my old girl 😻 2y
LauraBeth @emilyesears It's a great one! 2y
LauraBeth @Mimi28 that's her 😻 she'll tolerate me while she anxiously awaits her all-time favorite person and the love of her life to get home 😂 2y
LauraBeth @TNbookworm glad to see that you enjoyed it as much as I did! 2y
LauraBeth @SheReadsAndWrites it definitely was a different time and a much cooler (and healthier) climate to be in journalism! 😀 2y
LauraBeth @Sfbeavers read it! 😀 2y
LauraBeth @kspenmoll she definitely was! 2y
LauraBeth @UwannaPublishme I'm sure you'll enjoy it! 😀 2y
ValerieAndBooks I read this many years ago and loved it! Still have my copy because I keep thinking I'll re-read someday. 2y
Christine Just saw The Post...must read this one! 2y
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Christinak
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I have been reading this slowly, partly because it is a large book and not easily portable, but also because it is well written and fascinating. I really want to slow down reading this. Savor it I guess.
#memoir #readingwomenmonth

rubyslippersreads ❤️ the 😺 mug! 2y
Jas16 I really liked this one 2y
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ApoptyGina69
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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I learned so much from this memoir: mid-century American History, women in publishing, mental illness, etc. The companion volume is also a treat. Favorite non-fiction! #MOREORLESS

ValerieAndBooks I loved Personal History years ago...will have to look for the Washington one! 3y
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Christinak
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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My girlfriend recommended this as a MUST READ when I mentioned I am going to try to read more non-fiction this year. As a native of Arlington (across the river from D.C.) I thought Katherine Graham is well known to me. Boy I was wrong. This is fascinating. I have just started this and already I am engrossed with her storytelling. #page24ofcurrentread #readjanuary

Donnasmiles It's been so long since I read it but I did love it! 3y
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BrainyHeroine
Personal History | Katharine Graham
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Took a readathon break from the @24in48 readathon and picked up a ridiculous stack of biographies (and others) from the local thrift stores.

BrainyHeroine Thanks!! 3y
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Erynecki
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My favorite books are memoirs so it's incredibly tough for me to pick one #memorablememoirs

Although it's been awhile since I've read Graham's memoir, I remember really enjoying it. And because I also like books about strong women and family owned businesses, it seemed like a good pick to post here.

LauraBeth Nice memoir stack 😀 3y
ValerieAndBooks I love memoirs too (not the obviously badly ghost written teen idol type) and like you, also liked the Graham one! 3y
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Eliza-beta
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All women should read this book. Actually, all men and all women should read this book. What a woman. What a life. #unforgetablewomen #booktober

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Donnasmiles
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Loved this read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️She was born into wealth, always insecure and less than confident after being thrown into "a mans world" as CEO of the Post.