For National Book Lovers Day: A Shelf’s Worth of Mae West Books!

A post in conjunction with our upcoming West Fest, the Mae West Festival in NYC, Aug. 17-29, 2018. 

It’s National Book Lovers Day! May we suggest these excellent tomes about everyone’s favorite naughty stage and screen comedienne Mae West? I am going to refrain from links to any particular online store today. You’re a grown-up. If something appeals to you, I know you can find it on your own.

Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It (1959): Mae’s autobiography!

Three Plays By Mae West: Sex/ The Drag/ The Pleasure Man

The Constant Sinner, by Mae West

Mae West on Sex, Health and ESP

Mae West (1982) by George EElls and Stanley Musgrove

Becoming Mae West (1997) by Emily Wortis Leider

When I’m Bad, I’m Better: Mae West, Sex, and American Entertainment (1997) by Marybeth Hamilton

Mae West: An Icon in Black and White (2001) by Jill Watts

Mae West: It Ain’t No Sin (2006) by Simon Louvish

Mae West: An Interview and Biography (2009) by Clive Hirschorn and Leonard Maltin

She Always Knew How: Mae West: A Personal Biography (2010) by Charlotte Chandler

Mae West: Between the Covers (2018), by Michael Gregg Michaud

Oh…and there’s much more than this, more obscure books, scholarly monographs, fan fiction etc etc etc . But if you’re truly obsessed you won’t need me to hold your hand, you’ll dive in and seek the stuff out yourself. That’s half the fun!

To learn tons more about the great stage and screen comedienne Mae West, come to West Fest, August 17-29, 2018! Details here. 

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