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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 best-selling 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
What if your silliest inner thoughts went viral? In this charming memoir, the anonymous woman behind the @DuchessGoldblat Twitter handle finds out. Going through a nasty divorce and in dire need of a distraction, the author was inspired by a 17th-century portrait of an affable-looking older lady to invent a charmingly funny persona to go with the face. What began as an exercise in pure fun became a Twitter hit, with publishers, authors, and even country star Lyle Lovett rounding out the duchess’ surprisingly epic fanbase. This delightful book made us instant fans of Ms. Goldblatt, too, introducing us to some of her cheekiest tweets, including our fave: “What kind of feelings taste best raw? I like regrets on the half shell.” Beneath the cerebral humor and the story of unexpected internet fame is a surprisingly deep message about self-acceptance and the importance of community. Here’s to everyone’s inner Duchess Goldblatt.
A kind, thoughtful, insightful book.
Wasn’t sure when first started to read the book, but then was captivated. A lovely, sweet, honest story. A gift for any sad heart, or even for a happy heart.
Her grace is magic
Do yourself a favor: love the world and read this book.