Anne Morrow Lindbergh: A Gift for Life by Dorothy Herrmann

“The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Picking up a biography isn’t my typical summer pattern and yet this summer, it seems the perfect thing to do.  July was a month of Susanna Moodie and her exploration of poetry.  I will be reading her observations of the Canadian wilderness this winter.  Now, on to Anne Morrow Lindbergh! I’ve not read Lindbergh’s work, although next, given my time in a beach house this summer, I’m going to read her Gift From the Sea.  I have a copy waiting for me on my bookshelf when I get home.

The Lindberghs did not trust anyone else to tell their story and that is why Anne produced so many journals in her lifetime and presented, on her own,  a seemingly transparent story of her life with Charles.  This book, by Herrmann, is an effort to give a more impartial and forthright account of the less-than-idealic life that was shared by the two.

Up to this point, the story is compelling and I will post my thoughts when I come to the book’s conclusion.  Another Anne Morrow Lindbergh biography is referenced here.

Just fell into this photo...here.

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