Named a favourite nonfiction guide of 2019 by means of The New Yorker
“Compulsively readable . . . ravenously eating . . . manna from heaven . . . If ever any person knew the way to positioned a truly impossible to resist guide in combination, it is Jacobs in Still Here.” ―Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
Still Here is the primary complete telling of Elaine Stritch’s existence. Rollicking however intimate, it tracks one in all Broadway’s Nice personalities from her upbringing in Detroit throughout the Nice Despair to her fateful transfer to New York Town, the place she studied along Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine thru her jagged upward thrust to reputation, to Hollywood and London, and throughout her later years, while she loved a surprising renaissance, punctuated by means of a activate the preferred tv display 30 Rock. We discover the influential―and ceaselessly fraught―collaborations she evolved with Noël Coward, Tennessee Williams, and primarily Stephen Sondheim, in addition to her brave but wrong makes an attempt to regulate a significant ingesting downside. And we see the entertainer winning over non-public turmoil with the improvement of her Tony Award–successful one-lady display, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which dependent her as a logo of spiky independence and Long island existence for a completely new era of admirers.
In Still Right here, Alexandra Jacobs conveys the whole pressure of Stritch’s sardonic wit and brassy attraction at the same time as acknowledging her many darkish complexities. Following years of meticulous analysis and interviews, this can be a portrait of a formidable, susceptible, fair, and funny determine who maintains to reverberate within the public awareness.