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Marcel & Me: A Memoir of Love, Lust, and Illusion

by Paulette Frankl

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Paulette Frankl is a wonderful writer who captures you with illusions of love. She sadly refers to not being a "booty call", but in reality that is exactly what she was. Thinking that Marcel was a force in her life other than just a stop over is the illusion. During the 36 years the author lived in a fantasy world justifying Marcel's lack of attention to his career. It was frustrating to watch her living off the land, happy and content, only to be waiting years for a letter or a phone call from him.Marcel's marriages, other affairs and absences are endured with her excuses not his. The newspaper and friends were the sources of his life to her, even the news of his death. Marcel captured a young woman's soul during a performance and she sadly lived out the illusion. ( )
  nanaval | Feb 3, 2015 |
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A young divorcée, searching for creativity and her true nature, meets the world’s greatest mime, Marcel Marceau, backstage after a performance. Attracted to each other, they write and speak on the phone. He invites her on a one-week blind date that develops into a thirty-six-year liaison of love, lust, and illusion. This book is about what happens when the mistress of fantasy meets the master of illusion. Written in the language of the heart, this story has depth of soul. It is funny, erotic, poignant, and filled with wisdom about life, fame, and relationship. It is about the profound longing for union and the ferocious need for independence, being simultaneously vulnerable and daring. Marcel is portrayed onstage and off, as a friend and lover. Frankl unmasks the genius and humanizes the man. Marcel & Me contains original art by both the author and Marceau, as well as photos, along with a richly evocative read that, in the end, is real.

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