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“Hamilton beautifully captures the themes of love and betrayal, class and culture, and the price of fame. A magnificent debut novel.”

–  BILL DEDMAN, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER AND NEW YORK TIMES
#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EMPTY MANSIONS

LADY BE GOOD

by Pamela Hamilton
March 31, 2021

A moving portrait of Dorothy Hale, the legendary 1930s American socialite immortalized in one of Frida Kahlo’s most celebrated paintings.

In  her vibrant debut novel Pamela Hamilton delivers glamour, romance, tragedy, a close and stormy friendship with famed playwright and Vogue and Vanity Fair editor Clare Boothe Luce and an enchanting story of a woman navigating incredible wealth and power in New York, Paris, Hollywood, and grand estates of the Gold Coast—a perfect book club read.

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“This finely-crafted gem of a novel holds within it an entire world: Jazz Age New York, with all its vibrancy and thrill. Rich with smart dialogue and period detail, it’s a window into a vanished time, bringing historical legends back to life—but more than that, it’s a mirror that helps us see our own society more clearly.”

—Kermit Roosevelt, award-winning author of Allegiance

“An absolute candy dish of luxury, opulence, and grandeur. Every word as delicious as the next. A lens into the upper echelon of the roaring 20s. Delectable, divine, and delightful.” 

—Ashley Longshore, artist, author. entrepreneur

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“Poignant, heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fun, it’s filled with snappy dialogue and vivid descriptions of the glitterati of 1930s New York. An irresistible and tender portrait of a misunderstood woman who captured the hearts of all of those who knew her.”

–  ANDREA CAGAN, NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR

THE AUTHOR 

Pamela Hamilton’s career has encompassed the fields of broadcast journalism, filmmaking, publishing, and communications. She has interviewed notable figures in business, entertainment, politics, U.S. intelligence and the arts and covered some of the most significant events of the 21st century. For more than a decade, she was a producer for NBC News, and she was a producer on the award-winning documentary Grateful Dawg. Based in Manhattan, she serves on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club and on the advisory board of the Art Deco Society of New York. In 2021, she won the National Indie Excellence Award for her debut novel, Lady Be Good. Connect on Twitter @PLHamilton_