Reviews - What do customers think about Harry and Me: The Family Years?
Half-truths Sep 11, 2007
Unfortunately this book is filled with outrageous miss-truths by an artist whose insistence on shameless self-aggrandizement and glory has no limits. Poorly written and quite embarrassing.
Terrific Part II of Saint Phalle's Autobiography Aug 14, 2007
This book follows "Traces", and was published posthumously. It's a wonderful, honest account of her family years, when she's "respectably" married and raising two children, while also working on her fledgling career as an artist. There's a great "he said/she said" counterpoint throughout, honest and friendly, between Niki and Harry. I wish her daughter and son had contributed more of their viewpoints. Anyone who loves Niki de Saint Phalle's work will enjoy this book thoroughly.
In-depth and from the heart Nov 17, 2006
Many people wrote about artist Niki de Saint Phalle but none can do it as well as she herself. Go with Niki on this in-depth and from-the-heart adventure that narrates how she dealt with being a young mother, a wife, a free spirit in the 60's, and how she became an artist. Niki continues her easy-flow writing style that she portrayed in the first part of her autobiography "Traces", while prominent writer and then-husband Harry Mathews balances the subjective narrative with his remarks. If you're a fan, you'll love it. If you're not a fan, you might become one!