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Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Memories: The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll-The Search For Dare Wright

Monday Memories is a weekly feature hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it.


This is one of those books that you feel like maybe you shouldn't be reading, but yet you can't help yourself. It is one of the most bizarre, engrossing, sad, stories that I have ever read. To top it all of Dare Wright is a real person. Dare was a famous artist. Her life story is one of a desperate search for someone to love her, a love she never found. Her relationship with her mother is one of the strangest I have ever read about. She had a love for dolls and bears and put most of her love into them. I love to read about people. This is a story that you will never forget about a woman that you will never forget. One of my favorite autobiographies.

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright

Dare Wright was the author of these books that have beautiful pictures but were very controversial in the time they were written.

The Lonely Doll Holiday for Edith and the Bears The Doll and the Kitten The Lonely Doll Learns a Lesson
Edith and Mr. Bear A Gift from the Lonely Doll Edith and Big Bad Bill  Edith and Little Bear Lend a Hand
Edith And Midnight (The Lonely Doll Series) Edith And The Duckling (The Lonely Doll Series)

She also wrote the Look Series. Her most popular stories are those of Edith.

Dare Wright is so fascinating. You can find out more about her here:

Dare Wright
Dare Wright was ahead of her time. I'm sure if her books were written now, she would be world renowned. Her photography is beautiful and she should not be forgotten.


  1. Wow! I never knew the back story. I sold some of these books when I owned my used book store. Some of the art was a bit creepy.

  2. I'm sure it was. I think the backstory explains a little of why it was creepy. Thanks for visiting.