|Plot Summary of My Mother's Keeper|
|" Bette Davis was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. Her only biological child was a daughter named Barbara Davis, but was referred to as "B.D." for short. B.D. grew up in a world of privilege surrounded by Hollywood glamour, and lived a life that most people could only dream about. B.D. began to feel that this type of lifestyle was unfulfilling, and that her mother was little more than a child trapped in an adult's body. Bette Davis had a severe drinking problem, which caused B.D. great distress. Bette Davis allowed her daughter to get married at the tender age of 16 to a 29 year old man, and B.D., her husband, and her sons were all financially dependent on Bette.
Bette Davis was forced to work past her prime in order to support her daughter's family. Bette Davis would suffer two strokes, and a mastectomy due to cancer, and B.D. suddenly began to fear that Bette would no longer be able to work, so she decided to cash in just as so many other children of celebrities do.
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of My Mother's Keeper|
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Story of entertainer?
- Movie Drama Actor
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Writer's slant towards subject:
- somewhat unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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