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“Call no man happy until he is dead. Herodotus.” Mr. Nancy raised a white eyebrow, and he said, “I’m not dead yet, and, mostly because I’m not dead yet, I’m happy as a clamboy.” “The Herodotus thing. It doesn’t mean that the dead are happy,” said Shadow. “It means that you can’t judge the shape of someone’s life until it’s over and done.”
the seven husbands of evelyn hugo taylor jenkins reid
When aging Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo wants to do her first interview in years, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime for any journalist. But Evelyn will only interview with one… Monique is a writer climbing ranks at a high-end fashion magazine. The editors are flummoxed when the mysterious Evelyn Hugo insists that Monique conduct the interview. With seven husbands and a decades-long career in Hollywood, the right interviewer could get career-making story out of Evelyn…and Monique’s superiors are not confident she’s equal to the task. Frankly, Monique is worried too. Evelyn’s charisma and gravitas are intimidating enough, but Monique is clueless as to why the star would request her. What we learn about Evelyn—and Monique—is uplifting and disheartening, heart-wrenching and conflicting. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo connects us to a not so distant past to demonstrate the value of every opportunity and the value of the authentic you.