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Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2002

    Phenomenal woman with a life filled with passion and pain

    A story about pain, originality and passion. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history and seeks to be inspired by a phenomenal person who lived her life driven by her hearts desires. Frida is definitely a person worth reading about; she was an extremely strong person who suffered emense physical pain and great emotional distress but through these sufferings she produced unique painties and her art came to be one of the most appreciated art in Mexico and world wide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Hayden Herrera brings Frida to life in this book. All her triumphs and sorrows were researched and put into this book to give us a complete look at this amazing woman. After reading this book you will feel like you knew Frida intimately. This is a great book and I recommend everyone read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Not What I Expected

    This book OK but it was more an interpretation of her art than a biography of her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2004

    Frida is Alive and Well

    The greatest compliment one could offer a biographer is that she has brought to life her subject with honesty and insight. Well, I offer this compliment to Hayden Herrera. It is supreme understatement for me to observe that the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, was a complex person filled with great contradictions. Yet, through liberal use of Frida's letters coupled with Herrera's own insightful analysis of her painting, 'Frida' brings this great artist to life for us to bask in her brilliance, energy and strength. 'Frida' is one of the most remarkable, illuminating and fulfilling biographies I have ever read. I highly recommend this magnificent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    THIS IS FABULOUS

    Any one who tries to say anything negative about this book is full of it. Perhaps anti-fems ahould not read this book if they are going to bash it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    excellent reading

    THis is a well-written and extensively researched book. Frida Kahlo was a fascinating person and extraordinary artist. The author connects her life with her paintings. This is a balanced view of Frida (and Diego Riveria). The author acknowledges her talent, her independence, her strength, but also points out her jealousy, neediness, tendency towards alcohol and drug abuse, and her affairs. Diego was probably not the easiest man to be married to, but Frida was not an award-winning wife either. All in all, the book shows Frida's magnetic personality and unusual talent for putting her troubles and thoughts into her painting. A good read for anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2003

    Great Book

    I think anyone would enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    I fell in love.

    I first saw this book at the age of 4. Instead of being "grossed out" like many other kids would of been, I was captured by the beauty this woman created from more pain than anyone should have in their life time. As soon as I could read and understand it, I took that book with me every where. Trying to show many people a story of a brave and loving woman who would not let the time, The politics, The men or the pain of her life stop her. With the release of the movie I'm pretty sure more will be interested in reading up on her. This book is perfect for that. I should know, I've loved her since I was a toddler.

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