Louisa May Alcott: The Women Behind Little​ Women


I felt the need to do one more book in my accidental chick-lit series.  Many of these books have been in all or part memoir.  And in that sense, they all owe a debt to the mighty LMA!   I love Louisa May Alcott.  Now some of you may be thinking that’s just because Winona Ryder played Jo March in Little Women.  But that is not true. OK, that’s not entirely true. Let’s just agree that it is only a factor and move on.  I love her because she is amazing, brilliant, passionate, prolific and a saint.  The woman is a freaking saint!  Fun fact, since their initial publication all of Louisa May Alcott’s juvenile fiction, the March books, has ever been out of print.   Walden was initially a failure.  Moby Dick was initially a failure.  Mark Twain only wrote Tom Sawyer after how well he saw how well Little Women sold.  All and this and you can learn from this book.