For several years in the sixties, Jeanne Rejaunier often shared Sundays with iconic author Henry Miller at the homes of their mutual friends, as well as at Henry's home in Pacific Palisades. In the course of these gatherings, Miller reflects on literature, film, art, music, and metaphysics, astrology, theosophy, reincarnation, life after death, life on other planets, sexuality, obscenity, women, Anaïs Nin, forgotten writers of the past, and much, much more.
Miller and Rejaunier soon discover they have much in common, both being Francophiles, both trained musicians, and both having mentally challenged siblings, Henry a sister, Jeanne a brother. Henry's relationship with his "boon companion," Joe Grey, one of the three best friends Henry made in America, runs throughout the book, as Henry also interacts with friends to whom Jeanne introduces him, including a former card carrying Communist dancer/ choreographer, an exotic Portuguese psychic, and a young actress who falls passionately in love with Henry and dies under mysterious circumstances.
Woven into the book is Rejaunier's relationship with Anaïs Nin; her Miller-related experiences while living in Italy; and amusing childhood encounters with Miller's writing. Encouraging Jeanne in her transition from model and Hollywood actress to bestselling novelist, Miller helps launch Jeanne's million copy bestseller The Beauty Trap.
In My Sundays with Henry Miller, Jeanne Rejaunier chronicles a new side to literary immortal Henry Miller that has never previously been revealed.
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About the Author
Jeanne achieved international success with the publication of her first novel, The Beauty Trap, which sold over one million copies and became Simon and Schuster's fourth best seller of the year, the film rights to which were purchased outright by Avco-Embassy. Jeanne has publicized her books in national and international tours on three continents in five languages. Her writing has been extolled in feature stories in Life, Playboy, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, BusinessWeek, Fashion Weekly, Women's Wear, W, McCalls, American Homemaker, Parade, Let's Live, Marie-Claire, Epoca, Tempo, Sogno, Cine-Tipo, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and countless other publications.
In addition to The Beauty Trap, Jeanne published novels Odalisque at the Spa, The Motion and the Act, Affair in Rome, and Mob Sisters, as well as nonfiction titles Planes of the Heavenworld, The 50 Best Careers in Modeling, Modeling From the Ground Up, The Video Jungle, Astrology and Your Sex Life, Astrology For Lovers, Japan's Hidden Face, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Food Allergy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Migraines and Other Headaches.
Branching out as a filmmaker, Jeanne produced, directed, filmed, and edited the four hour documentary, The Spirit of '56: Meetings with Remarkable Women.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A magnificent read! I couldn't put it down as I traveled from Rome with author Jeanne Rejaunier and famed Elizabeth Taylor. The intimate journey that began after Henry Miller, the literary legend met gorgeous model -with-mind, Vassar schooled Jeanne Rejaunier is ripe with naughty and wonderful incidents. A naked look at the literary world and its literati. "My Sundays with Henry Miller" deserves to be talked about with blushing fanfares