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Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read In her national bestseller Alice I Have Been Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland Now in this jubilant new novel Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told a woman who became a nineteenth century icon and inspiration and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength Never would I allow my size to define me Instead I would define it She was only two foot eight inches tall but her legend reaches out to us than a century later A. If you don t see the A Novel part of the title don t confuse this novel for an autobiography or a biography Ms Benjamin aka Melanie Hauser has taken the bits of available knowledge about Mrs General Tom Thumb s life and woven it into a fictionalized and highly entertaining story Apparently the actual autobiography read like a travelogue and was a bit boringAt 32 full grown Vinnie did not want to be defined by her size wanted to make her own way in the world Unfortunately there were few options for almost all women other than housewife school teacher or spending a life dependent on family It was no comfort when a doctor consulted by her parents when she was a child likened Vinnie to an excellent example of Nature s Occasional Mistakes He assured my increasingly distressed parents that this was not a bad thing for it made the world a much interesting place just as the occasional two headed toad and one eyed kitten did How strange that a woman who didn t want to be defined by her size ended up with a career based solely on her size And that her marriage from her point of view anyway was little than a publicity stunt Stunt or not Vinnie became Mrs Colonel Tom Thumb And she dragged her even tinier sister Minnie into the farce as wellI very much enjoyed this book However I don t think I would have liked Vinnie very much at least not as she was portrayed She was very adamant about being treated as an adult woman should be yet she treated her sister and then her husband as though they were children She was bossy and sometimes demanding often judgmental when she hated being judged herself Vinnie was complex and full of contradictionsThere were some writing uirks that bothered me a bit I don t know how many times Vinnie mentioned her tiny delicate well manicured hands but after the third or so time it became annoying And Vinnie had a habit of giving us the readers intimations of what were going to come Some outcomes were too predictable even to someone like me who knows nothing of Vinnie s actual life All in all this is a highly readable and entertaining story but falls a little short of my expectationsI was given an advance reader s edition of this book and the uotes may change in the final edition

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Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read S a child Mercy Lavinia Vinnie Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public Instead she reached out to the immortal impresario P T Barnum married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century and transformed into the world's most unexpected celebrity Here in Vinnie's singular and spirited voice is her amazing adventure from a showboat freak revue where she endured jeering mobs to her fateful meeting with the two men who would change her life P T Barnum and Charles Stratton AKA Tom Thumb Their wedding would capti. Good historical fiction implants the desire within the reader to learn the facts that surround the narrative This book does not disappoint I finished this book a couple of weeks back and have been researching PT Barnum and his Museum of Curiosities since I shelved the book I was completely unaware of Ms Benjamin and if you follow my reviews which I was recently reminded some do few and far between though they may be you know about my reading difficulties I m not going to lie Weighing in at 448 pages it was one of those books I had to decide if the risk of lost time was worth the gain from reading It wasThis book is a journey back in time as much as it is the fictional narrative of the Michael JacksonJackie Kennedy of her time Famous because of life choices deliberately planned and deliberately executed Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton embraced the reality of her physical limitations and controlled them rather than letting her handicaps control herI plan on checking out Alice I Have Been her other work of historical fiction Imagine you follow my reviews which I was recently reminded some do few and far between though they may be Peeping Toms you know about my reading difficulties I m not going to lie Weighing in at 448 pages it was one of those books I had to decide if the risk of lost time was worth the gain from reading It wasThis book is a journey back in time as much as it is the fictional narrative of the Michael JacksonJackie Kennedy of her time Famous because of life choices deliberately planned and deliberately executed Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton embraced the reality of her physical limitations and controlled them rather than letting her handicaps control herI plan on checking out Alice I Have Been her other work of historical fiction

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Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read Vate the nation preempt coverage of the Civil War and usher them into the White House and the company of presidents and ueens But Vinnie's fame would also endanger the person she prized most her similarly sized sister Minnie a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie's spotlight A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age and of a woman's public triumphs and personal tragedies The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conuered the country with a heart as big as her dreams and whose story will surely win over your. If you flat out ask me Do you like historical fiction I most likely will say no However after reading this book and thinking about it I d like to amend my answer to that uestion by saying that it depends on the topic That being said I ve also come to a realization that I like books about circuses and carnie folks I haven t read one here on Goodreads but if you look at my Shelfari I have read several I ve read uite a few that have PT Barnum as a character This book is about Lavinia or Vinnie who is a dwarf woman who has a life on the road SHe appears in shows singing and people marvel at her tiny size She also has a sister Minnie who is even smaller who is a sweet innocent girl who Vinnie just wants to protect Vinnie s life is changed when she meets the famous circus ringmaster PT Barnum What I really liked about this book was the fact that Vinnie was a deep interesting character who I really started to care for Peppered throughout this book are historical facts and events since this book takes place during the civil war I also was pleased and surprised to learn that Vinnie was a real person and this author just fleshed out what her life was like I would recommend this book to fans of historical fiction or almost anyone I have a feeling this book could be big


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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb is a historical fiction based on the real life of Lavinia Bump Warren an extraordinarily small personLavinia participated in PT Barnum’s museum traveling acts and circus becoming one of the most popular acts of her era Her wedding to Charles Stratton another little person was such a huge story that it bu

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    Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin PDF FREE [The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb] If you don't see the “A Novel” part of the title don't confuse this novel for an autobiography or a biography Ms Benjamin aka Melanie Hauser has taken the bits of available knowledge about Mrs General Tom Th

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    PDF FREE [The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb] At 32” no one expects anything from her and everyone wants to protect her As much as she appreciates the protection and love of her family she still wants something from life Coming from a small town she craves the big w

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    Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin I love this book I remember seeing a picture of Mrs Tom Thumb aka Mercy Lavina Warren Bump Stratton aka Vinnie and wondering about her marriage Was she happy? This was years ago Then when I saw this book I had to know as much as possibleFrom the first page I was hooked even though the book is 412 books long it galloped along The I

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    PDF FREE [The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb] Size matters in this world just as it mattered in the world of Lavinia Warren Bump better known as Mrs General Tom

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb If you flat out ask me 'Do you like historical fiction?' I most likely will say no However after reading this book and thinking about it I'd l

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    PDF FREE [The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb] I don't think that one character has made me feel such a range of emotions as Vinnie the main character in this book has In the beginning of th

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    Summary The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ✓ 5 Free read Knowing just a tad about the wife of Tom Thumb was incentive to want to read The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin Fiction; I knew from the outset that I would be grappling with what was fact and what was the creativity of the author I listened to several interviews with Ms Benjamin and also read internet resource

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  • Paperback
  • 440
  • The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
  • Melanie Benjamin
  • English
  • 02 June 2018
  • 9780385344166