Mary's Reading Suggestions

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

"What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel set during the nascent civil rights movement in

Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver.

Assured and layered, full of heart and history."

This brilliant novel reflects the struggles of African American women who found work as domestic workers

during this period, including Mary's mother, Johnnie Mae Wilson.


Spring 2011 Book List

I received many books on my last tour of the UK, so many that I actually had to ship them home.

Resolve Your Differences

I appeared on TV with Andrew G. Marshall and he gave me his book called "Resolve Your Differences", seven steps to dealing with conflict in your relationship. I am sure most of you will agree that I have a few that need to be mended. I am working on them.

Drawn to the Soul

"Drawn To The Soul", a lovely picture book by a dear friend Gary Hodges is just beautiful. One of his pictures is called 'Baby Love'.

Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne

"Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne" by James Gavin is the most telling biography of one of my favorite icons. This is a must read for those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's. She was a beautiful woman inside and out but most people never knew how much she struggled.

Our American Hero

"Our American Hero" was given to me when I was signing autographs after one of my shows in England. J.K. Ronayne came up to me and said I was in it.

At The Elbows Of My Elders

"At The Elbows Of My Elders" was sent to me from Gail Milissa Grant who I met in Rome. She is a lovely lady who is a friend of a friend in LA, with whom I took Bigrams Yoga class. She is an Afro American woman who now resides in Italy.

If You Knew

"If You Knew" Stephen John Kalinich is my pick of the month.



Summer 2010 Book List

Motown Soul & Glamour

by  Florent Mazzoleni  &  Gilles Petard

Published in France by Les Serpent & Plumes, this lovely French coffee table book

celebrates Motown's 50th Anniversary and is filled with many photographs of Motown artists.


Dreamboy: My Life As A QVC Host & Other Greatest Hits

A Memoir by Dale Guy Madison

A must for all Supremes fans!


Elton John: The Bitch Is Back

by Mark Bego

"In The Bitch Is Back, Mark Bego brings this music legend to life."


The Story of The Supremes

by Daryl Easlea with foreword by Mary Wilson

"A dazzling celebration of one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, The Story of the Supremes presents

the incredible wardrobe that created the group’s unmistakable style and the billboards, posters, and photographs that made it timeless."



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