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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb


She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but her legend reaches out to us more than a century later. As a child, Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Bump was ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Carol G

Miniature woman, huge ego

by Carol G on Nov 3, 2011

I know an autobiography is all about the main character, but Mrs. Tom Thumb was so overly involved with herself it became impossible to empathize with her at the worst of times. As attached as she was to her sister, one felt she saw everyone in terms of herself and how their lives affected her. Poor Tom -- how she used him! I had no idea a Mrs. Tom Thumb existed until I read the book, and walked away wanting to know more: more about Tom, PT Barnum, and everyone else mentioned. It's a good sign when I find the main character less than likable and yet enjoy the book. Author Benjamin did a great job describing the place, habits, food and clothing of the time and brought the characters to life. One can see, hear, feel, taste, and smell everything that is going on. Well worth reading.

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