(Audiobook) Cleopatra may have lived over 2000 years ago, but Stacy Schiff’s biography brings the Egyptian Queen to life. I fancy myself as a history buff and this book really opened my eyes to ancient history. I generally stick to history of the past 200 years, but Schiff’s detailed research was amazing and enthralling. Cleopatra was a fascinating subject alone, but the author also gives you a biography of Mark Antoy as well. When I was finished I was completely satisfied knowing that I had read a definitive account of an incredible life.
As Mary Richards's lovable and self-deprecating best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Valerie Harper, too, turned the world on with her smile. Viewers could relate to Rhoda, native New Yorker and struggling working girl, who was unlucky in love and insecure about her weight but who always kept her sense of humor. Valerie was an unknown actress when she won the part that made her famous, and by the time Rhoda, her popular spin-off show, ended, she had won four Emmys and a Golden Globe. The role was groundbreaking. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal rights, among other issues that were important to her.