Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I don't think I had read this book before, though the paperback has been on a shelf in my house for as long as I can remember (it was my Mom's originally). The story is totally familiar to me from the Rosalind Russell movie. In reading the novel I was struck by how much more vulnerable Mame was than I expected. It is told from the point of view of her nephew, and as contrasted to a woman in a newspaper story who took in an orphan as well.