74. Beyond Reason by Margaret Trudeau (1979)
Length: 241 pages
Started: 31 August 2012
Finished: 3 September 2012
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 October 2007
Why do I have it? I like autobiographies and Margaret Trudeau’s life has always interested me.
Margaret Trudeau is not known for living a cautious life. She blazed onto the national stage in 1971 as the ravishing 22-year-old bride of the 51-year-old Canadian Prime Minister. Their unlikely union, which produced three sons, ended in 1977 amid lurid headlines that Pierre Trudeau’s erratic wife had gone off to photograph The Rolling Stones. In her 1979 autobiography, she fills in the details of her encounters with The Rolling Stones and other celebrities, her “long tunnel of darkness” experienced during her marriage and her affair with an unnamed man, later identified as senator Edward Kennedy.
I really enjoyed this book; this was the third time that I have read it and I will be keeping it on my bookshelf to read again some time. I give Beyond Reason an A+! and have put Margaret Trudeau’s two other books, Consequences and Changing my Mind on my Wish List.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight