Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond is the biography of Amanda Blake, who portrayed Kitty Russell on television's Gunsmoke for nearly 20 years, as told by Beckey Burgoyne, an Illinois elementary school teacher and an avid Miss Kitty fan.
As a farmer's daughter, Burgoyne can certainly appreciate the value of hard work and self-reliance, characteristics that came to life in Amanda Blake's portrayal of Miss Kitty. In Perfectly Amanda, Burgoyne celebrates everything the character of Kitty Russell stood for: strength, grace, intelligence, independence and so much more.
The book provides readers with a chronological look into Amanda Blake's life both on- and off-screen. Readers will also enjoy many wonderful anecdotes and personal reflections as told by Blake's friends and colleagues, as well an extensive collection of photographs, both formal and candid.
Full of tales of travel and adventure, as well as heartwarming stories of Blake's devotion to a wide variety of charities, there is something in Perfectly Amanda for everyone - young or old, male or female.
More than just a typical biography, this is a tale of strength, courage and compassion. It's the story of a legendary character that sparked a generation of women to challenge conventional views on the traditional roles they were expected to play in society.
|Perfectly Amanda has been awarded its second honor and first international recognition. The 2010 London Book Festival will be honoring winners, runners-ups and honorable mentions at its January 20, 2011 ceremony held at the prestigious Grosvenor House in London located in the city's literary hub of the Mayfair district. Perfectly Amanda was awarded Honorable Mention/Biography. To review all winners follow the link: http://bhgig.brinkster.net/portal/content.asp?contentid=601|
Published by: Five Star Publications
Published: Summer 2010
Size: 8.5" x 11", 300 pages
Paperback / Biography $29.95
US ($31.95 CAN)