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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    A love story

    What drew me to this book before I even know what it was about was the cover. A little girl with a redstripe back ground and a big ticket. The title says it all, A Ticket to the Circus. This book is a memoir that was never to be written, by the 6th wife of the late writer Norman Mailer. The title came about after a conversation Norris had with a girlfriend when speaking of her life. It has indeed been a ticket to the circus.
    Norris also exposes here affair with a young charismatic candidate from her home state of Arkansas, Bill Clinton.
    In a chance meeting she cross paths with Norman Mailer and it continued to his death. This book is funny, touching, and shares the story of a modern romance.
    The author opens her life in which she shared with one of the greatest writers of all time, Norman Mailer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Loved this book!!

    What an interesting read! Never knew much about Norman Mailer let alone Norris Church Mailer but sure do now. What an enchanting life they had together. I went right along with them on their world travels - and then lived with them at their various homes and apartments. Good writer - will read her previous works too.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

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    Wonderful read!!!

    A wonderful book. Easy reading yet she told so much. I give her credit for staying with Norman all those years....I have always liked him...but he would have been quite the challenge. She is a nice woman who survived!!

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  • Posted June 14, 2010

    I loved It!

    This book is one of the only books I've ever been able to read from start to finish. I read an article about her in a magazine I had purchased, the article was so interesting that I had to buy the book!! I didn't want the book to end! I could have read more and more about her life......it's well written and very easy to read. She seems like such a nice person. I would strongly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2010

    Captivating

    Norris Church Mailer draws you in with her friendly tone and lively story. She is a charming woman and I felt as if I were having a conversation with her. This book is not a nasty tell-all; she disguises the names of many people and writes about her own affairs as well as her husband's. This is an excellent glimpse of literary history for fans of Norman Mailer by someone who knew what motivated and moved him.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    Great Read!

    Written by a beautiful and brave woman who isn't afraid to take risks loving and living! Norris Church Mailer writes with honesty, and her book is entertaining and her humor engaging.

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