I was NOT disappointed as she delivered the compelling story of Hedy Lamarr. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. This is a fictionalised account of screen siren Hedy Lamarr, known for her beauty, but not recognised until recently for her outstanding contribution to science. Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (Volume 4) (People Who Shaped Our World), The Only Woman in the Room: Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors, American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen, "Once again, Benedict shines a literary spotlight on a historical figure whose talents and achievements have been overlooked, with sparkling results. It inspired me to read more by the author. Ships from and sold by W I L K I N S O N - B O O K S. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! The. Hedy Lamarr was both stunningly beautiful and stunningly smart. I would heartily recommend people to read and learn about this outstanding, in every way, person. Born in Austria to a Jewish family, Hedy attracts the attention of a high-ranking Austrian arms dealer and marries him to try to protect her family from Nazi persecution. Most people only know Lamarr as an American screen star, but she invented what would become modern technology that we all depend upon today. Yes Carnegie's Maid is a worthwhile read. While all women can face sexist discrimination at work, the stakes for Black women have always been much higher. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I kept going back to the professional critic's reviews and just can't understand why they are favorable. If you’re a woman in a male dominated field, such as technology, you may have had an experience of b e ing the only woman in the room. After Austria is enveloped into Germany, her husband begins to work with high-ranking Nazis, and after a failed first attempt she manages to escape Austria and her controlling husband. I should have looked more closely at this title, because I thought that I was picking up a biography instead of historical fiction. While it listed some of her most famous roles, it failed to even mention her most acclaimed and well-known movie, the one that won several oscars, "Samson and Delilah," which co-starred Victor Mature. This excellent novel begins in the early days of newly appointed chancellor Adolf Hitler. I read The Only Woman in the Room in two sittings over a weekend. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Although, the book was well researched and interesting in parts, there were other parts that seem to go on and on, if only I could have taken those parts out, or squashed them together, the book wouldn't have suffered from the midway slump that it did. Mandl has quite a reputation with women and as an Austrian arms dealer. Marie Benedict is the author of The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid, The Only Woman in the Room, and Lady Clementine. But Hedwig’s parents are concerned about the developing hatred for Jews and believes a marriage between Hedwig and Fritz will save them all. I knew that Hedy Lamarr was a beautiful, complicated and brilliant woman. And that is rarely the aim of h. When I finish a book and sigh at its amazingness, one of the first things I do is read its lesser reviews (there are always some) and try to figure out the disparity. So well written, I couldn’t put it down! Once Hedwig marries Fritz. Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This is a fictionalised account of screen siren Hedy Lamarr, known for her beauty, but not recognised until recently for her outstanding contribution to science. I have given this book 3 out of 4 stars. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel. She lived with her Jewish family in Vienna when Hitler was threatening to invade Austria. I just found this generally underwhelming. The Address As a fan of hi. The Only Woman in the Room is page-turning tapestry of intrigue and glamour about a woman who refuses to be taken for granted. Learn how to view your status as a strength, not a stigma. "The Only Woman In The Room" is a true story about a wonderful person. She developed, along with George Antheil, a radio guidance system for torpedoes. She also supported the cause of the Allies by selling millions of dollars of war bonds. As I read, I wanted to hurl the book across the room many times. But Hedwig’s parents are concerned about the developing hatred for Jews and believes a marriage between Hedwig and Fritz will save them all. I found it disappointing. As a 24-year-old corporate lawyer at Skadden, Arps in New York City in the mid-1990s, Marie Benedict was often the only woman in a room full of … Never did it seem to be the author's intention to tell the entire story from beginning to end - instead, it is a well-told snapshot of a very specific aspect of a multi-faceted woman. As a result, the character never dev. She begins to listen in on conversations at their dinner parties and learns military secrets that she passes on to her husband, hoping to use those secrets to escape from him. Th. Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019. She then released CARNEGIE'S MAID, the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy, followed by the NYTimes bestseller THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, the tale of the Golden Age of Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr who made a world-changing invention, and LADY CLEMENTINE about Winston Churchill's wife. While practicing as a NYC lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. After marrying Hedi, he becomes controlling and abusive. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. It is an interesting take on Hedy LaMarr’s life. These words can be used to describe Hedy Lamarr, who comes alive in Marie Benedict’s book, The Only Woman in the Room: a novel. She is perhaps best known as Marie Benedict for her works of historical fiction: The Only Woman in the Room (2019), Carnegie's Maid (2018), and The Other Einstein (2016). She is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019. Born in Austria to a Jewish family, Hedy attracts the attention of a high-ranking Austrian arms dealer and marries him to try to protect her family from Nazi persecution. We could have actually cared. However, one thing that irritated me was the reference to the “adoption” of her son James. This is a biographical novel that fell short on the "novel" side. I'm not sure if it's just the books I've happened to choose lately, or if popular historical fiction is getting lighter. Interesting details from Hedy's life as a film star and a self-taught scientist could have filled out the story, but did not appear. I'm also baffled as to why this is being published in January (according to the back of my Book Expo ARC), because it's an obvious beach read -- and is written as such. Start by marking “The Only Woman in the Room” as Want to Read: Error rating book. An inspiring book about a remarkable woman. Her passport said she was an American citizen, but Beate Sirota had lived for 10 years in Akasaka, Tokyo with her Russian Jewish parents (her father Leo Sirota was a celebrated musician from Vienna and a … She embarked on a new, thematically connected series of historical fiction excavating th. She possessed a stunning beauty. "The Only Woman In The Room" is a true story about a wonderful person. Once Hedwig marries Fritz, she realizes she made a terrible mistake and is imprisoned and abused by her controlling husband. To have such a complex woman with a life full of hardships and to only tell the story of her first husband and to continually recycle the same thoughts in her internal dialogue because this book basically is a regurgitation of her Wiki page does such a disservice to Hedy’s life. My thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark, Booktrib, and The Girly Book Club for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. We’d love your help. She married an older, wealthy man, Fritz Mandl, who manufactured munitions. How many other opportunities have also been missed due to the oppression of women and their ideas? The book failed to mention that she tinkered with inventions all during her adult life, that the baby she "adopted" because he was an infant refugee from Europe was really her biological son, or that she died a meth addict because she, like many studio stars of that time, was fed uppers and downers so she could work slave hours for the film moguls. I found the story interesting, especially the early part about the relationship with her mother and father, as well as her teenage marriage to the fabulously wealthy Fritz Mandl. An incredible and surprising life story that begins when as a young actress, she catches the eye of wealthy Friedrich Mandl, the renowned ‘Merchant of Death’ and Austria’s richest man. Marie Benedict has introduced me once again to a fascinating historical figure. They were unguarded in some of their conversations because they only saw her stunning beauty, and didn't realize she also had a brilliant mind. Fast forward to the second part of the book, she has escaped Austria and her abusive marriage. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020. That would make her 13 or 14 years old. But could the world handle both? There were so many opportunities to elaborate the story line and build more impact and character information. This is a novel based on the life of Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000). She is incurably ill, but she cannot die. This excellent novel begins in the early days of newly appointed chancellor Adolf Hitler. I just can't with this. Hedwig Kiesler is a young wealthy Jewish girl living in Vienna. In reality she was also a very intelligent inventor. The truth is, the woman was so fascinating that she could not possibly be contained in one book unless one wanted to read 700 pages. If that method introduces the tale to the wider world, then it's done its job. She embarked on a new, thematically connected series of historical fiction excavating the stories of important, complex and fascinating women from the past with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. I knew of Hedy Lamarr’s inventiveness and particularly her patent of what became spread spectrum technology, so I was extremely keen to read about her extraordinary life. The first part of the book is set in pre-WW2 Austria, where as an aspiring actress she is forced into marriage with a notorious arms dealer. Yes I am currently reading this book and I am disappointed too.It is hyped as being this great book but I find it being very shallow with not much plot.How are the author’s other books-The Carnegie’s Maid and The Other Einstein? The author portrays it like Hedy saved James. Hedy Lamarr was a brilliant, fascinating woman and while Benedict hit the highlights of her life, that's all she did—hit the highlights. Being 'the Only Woman in the Room' Is Not the Same as Being Black. Lamarr's story is so compelling and captivating. This is a biographical novel that fell short on the "novel" side. Please try your request again later. An account of the life of Austrian inventor & actress, Hedy Kiesler. This book isn't bad, but it also isn't good. Well, in an “only woman in the room” scenario, that isn’t an option. Likewise, her physical appearance doesn't come to mind either...a bit before my time maybe? She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. When You’re the Only Woman in the Room Intro This is such a watered down story of such an intelligent woman who has changed the course of history through her inventions and ambition. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher. For example, Lamarr's custody battle for her son takes one sentence. Born in Austria to a Jewish family, Hedy attracts the attention of a high-ranking Austrian arms dealer and marries him to try to protect her family from Nazi persecution. Spell-binding and timely." Time skipped ahead too fast. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Instead, we're left with scenes that should have been moving that aren't: Benedict even makes the moment when Lamarr learns about Pearl Harbor boring -- and Pearl Harbor is one of the most moving events of all time. Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a commercial litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. He gained his wealth by selling munitions in the period leading up to World War II. They were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. I recommended it for my book group and led the discussion. She is just gaining respect as an actress when she meets her biggest fan, Fritz Mandl. While I found the novel unbalanced, the relationship Hedy had with her mother gave me food for thought- if it were not for some hurtful relationships, how would we know our own strength? As expected, there were few that were not glowing and those that were seemed to be disgruntled that there was so much more to Hedy Lamarr than what this book contained. The Paris Library Janet Skeslien Charles. She longs to be a famous actress but also is interested in science. "The Woman in the Room" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. Benedict brought to life the little known history of one of the world’s most beautiful women and, more importantly, highly intelligent women. She also had patents for various microphone and sound systems innovations. The Alice Network Kate Quinn. The first four fifths of the book covered her abusive relationship with her first husband, an inaccurate relationship with her parents (yes, she was close to her father and her mother was cold, but they never went along with her decision to marry her munitions mogul suitor), descriptions of her costumes and jewels, the controversy over her nude scenes and simulated orgasm in her first movie, her escape to America and, finally, finally, her invention of broad spectrum technology for which she received no recognition during her lifetime. Author Marie Benedict gives some life to Ms. Lamarr’s off-screen ambitions as a scientist and inventor. She was a Jew and fled Austria ahead of the Nazis. “The Only Woman in the Room” is stuck between being an actual novel that illustrates characters’ interior lives and creates emotional stakes and a biography that draws a straightforward and clear line between discrete live events. Welcome back. The book showed me Lamar's steely determination, even at the age of 19. Or would we prove to be strong without them? I loved Carnegie’s Maid so I was excited that Marie Benedict had a new book coming out. I picked this up as it was the Barnes & Nobel monthly book club selection. Actress Hedy Lamarr was far more than a pretty face and actress. Fantastic read. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece. It showcases the life and vast accomplishments of beautiful and intelligent Heidi Kiesler (aka Hedi Lamarr). Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Hedy Lamarr had an amazing life, and was much more than a beautiful actress. Sourcebooks Landmark, $25.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1-4926-6686-8. This fast-paced Historical fiction novel tells the story of actress Hedy Lamarr, from Austrian actress to the wife of an arms dealer with ties to the Nazi party, to Hollywood starlet and inventor. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. Visit her online at authormariebenedict.com. Marie Benedict is the author of The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid, The Only Woman in the Room, and Lady Clementine. — but the majority of the book is about her clothes, looks, and acting. She also learned what it's like to be The Only Woman in the Room… When he decides to do so, it starts his personal nightmare. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. In addition to acting, Hedy invented the concept of a torpedo steering system (using frequency hopping) with the help of George Antheil. I can see if you knew nothing at all about the actress' history that the book would be extremely interesting. Paperback. He gained his wealth by selling munitions in the period leading up to World War II. It has particular value because many of us knew her to be a beautiful Hollywood movie star. How... 3. Being the “only” can leave you feeling as an outsider when you just want to be in. Her invention along with George Antheil wasn’t incorporated by the US Navy until the 1960s; the principles of their work are incorporated into Bluetooth technology. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I don't, off hand, know if I have watched a film with Hedy Lamarr in it, I may have done, but none comes to mind. Marie Benedict beautifully captures the strength and tenacity of a woman who was sought after be. This book isn't bad, but it also isn't good. Hedy Lamarr was a brilliant, fascinating woman and while Benedict hit the highlights of her life, that's all she did—hit the highlights. Sourcebooks Landmark. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. While the U.S. Navy did not adopt their invention until the 1960’s, their invention eventually led to the creation of Bluetooth and ultimately WiFi and the cell phone. As a fan of historical fiction, I found The Only Woman in the Room to be fascinating. She had many patents in her name. She lived with her Jewish family in Vienna when Hitler was threatening to invade Austria. I used to read a lot of historical fiction, but over the last couple of years I feel like every time I read a historical fiction novel, I feel like it lacks the depth I am hoping for. She was primarily known as an actress, but she was also an inventor. She and Antheil were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 for this invention. You either find a voice, or you quickly become irrelevant. The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! As a result, the character never develops. She was born in 1914. I'm also baffled as to why this is being published in January (according to the back of my Book Expo ARC), because it's an obvious beach read -- and is written as such. The navy did not implement her system until the 1960s. The author presents a cursory overview of actress Hedy Lamarr's amazing life and, in such, makes it utterly un-amazing. See all 9 questions about The Only Woman in the Room…, Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 (eligible for write-in only), Readers' Most Anticipated Books of December. It starts when Hedy Kiesler is a 19 year old aspiring actress in Vienna being pursued by Fritz Mandl the wealthiest man in Austria. Hedy escaped from her controlling husband before the Nazis invaded Austria, and eventually came to Hollywood. Similar books by other authors. The first part of the book is set in pre-WW2 Austria, where as an aspiring actress she is forced into marriage with a notorious arms dealer. It inspired me to read more by the author. Her father encourages her to pursue both. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. I felt that this account focused 90% on Hedy Lamarr's beauty and 10% on her brains. Verified Purchase. I preordered this book because I knew a little bit about the real Hedy Keisler. less …. Hedy Lamarr had an amazing life, and was much more than a beautiful actress. 3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read and review this ARC. THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM moves through events too quickly. She eventually arrives in Hollywood where she launches the acting career for which she is well known. Most people only know Lamarr as an American screen star, but she invented what would become modern technology that we all depend upon today. Although we were scheduled to book club this in March 2020, it's been shelved until when we can resume meetings again due to the Pandemic. With Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby, Bob Brunson. DNF at 20%. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Beauty. Yes Carnegie's Maid is a worthwhile read. Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a commercial litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. It has particular value because many of us knew her to be a beautiful Hollywood movie star. Publication Date: August 6, 2019; Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction; Paperback: 336 pages; Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; ISBN-10: 1492666890; ISBN-13: 9781492666899 I wanted so much more from this book. Please choose a different delivery location or purchase from another seller. Her father encourages her to pursue both. But for me, it was light on development of other characters in her life. The Only Woman in the Room Marie Benedict’s research into her life shines through! A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece. When I finish a book and sigh at its amazingness, one of the first things I do is read its lesser reviews (there are always some) and try to figure out the disparity. A disappointing book about a fascinating woman. It showcases the life and vast accomplishments of beautiful and intelligent Heidi Kiesler (aka Hedi Lamarr). Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Actress. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. And THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM did just that. A must for historical fiction fans! Also, the whole point was to show how Lamarr was a multi-faceted woman — inventor, actress, etc. I know that this book is historical fiction, but from everything I read, Hedy said James was adopted only because he was actually her illegitimate son. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 7, 2019. - Fiona Davis. by Sourcebooks Landmark. When she becomes an inventor, there's nothing written in the character that allows this development to make sense. Marie Benedict has introduced me once again to a fascinating historical figure. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. As a very young woman, Hedy marries one of the richest men in Austria, the munitions manufacturer Fritz Mandl. I can't say enough about how disappointing I found this book. THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM moves through events too quickly. I do think this will make a great movie, which would benefit from additional information. Marie Benedict beautifully captures the strength and tenacity of a woman who was sought after because of her beauty, but never settled to be treated less than she was worth. As THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM opens, Hedy’s father expresses concern for his daughter’s welfare --- for all Jewish... 2. Marie Benedict, AKA Heather Terrell, writes both adult and young adult fiction. What should have been a fascinating story suffered from boring writing. The truth is, the woman was so fascinating that she could not possibly be contained in one book unless one wanted to read 700 pages. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. The short story by Stephen King from his 'Night Shift' collection was sold to Frank Darabont. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2020. Unable to forget the horrors she witnessed in Austria, she recruits a partner (George Antheil), and they quietly begin work on an invention that she hopes will help the United States win the war against Germany. spins the tale of Lamarr, born Hedwig Kiesler, from her late teens in Austria … "If you do find yourself the only woman in the room, first of all try to get another woman in there with you. Your selected delivery location is beyond seller's shipping coverage for this item. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 23, 2019. However I regret the choice of the author to write in 1st person voice. In short, here was a woman who yearned to be taken seriously all her life and then was given short shrift by this poorly written novel. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Fiction Historical Fiction That’s Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani human rights... To see what your friends thought of this book, The book is based on the real life of Hedy Lamarr. Marie Benedict’s The Only Woman in the Room is the story of Hedy Lamarr, a woman best known for her roles on the silver screen. I actually was disturbed by her parents willingness to use her fame/ notoriety to “protect” them in the event Austria fell to Hitler. An inspiring book about a remarkable woman. We're talking about the woman who in real life invented wifi and a WWII naval torpedo system. Plot summary. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2019. An incredible and surprising life story that begins when as a young actress, she catches the eye of wealthy Friedrich Mandl, the renowned ‘Merchant of Death’ and Austria’s richest man. Yes Carnegie's Maid is a worthwhile read. I’m not so sure about this book and most likely it’s me...I expected more but found the tone of the writing to be a bit ‘flat.’ Again, most likely it was me! The book is based on the real life of Hedy Lamarr. “But I had stared the leaders of our enemies in the eyes and turned my ear to their voices, and I knew the terror they meant to wreak upon our world.”, “could never really leave the first history behind. She also possessed a stunning mind. Hedy Lamar was best known as a Hollywood bombshell. Now, The Only Woman in the Room documents her life and work in a lively, anecdotal history that will appeal to historians, political scientists, newshounds, and ordinary citizens alike. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. From her marriage to an Austrian arms dealer before World War Two to her career as an American movie star, she fought to become more than just a pretty face. I couldn’t help wondering what the real Hedy said and thought. So using the knowledge of those pre-war meetings she starts to devise a weapon to try to bring an end to the war more swiftly. 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