I wasn’t familiar with Gordon Parks nor his work- especially not with his photography. I didn’t really think about it until recently but I guess there are lots of famous photographers so it was interesting to find them and read about the people behind the lens. This biography was another instant though where the back matter was more fascinating than the actual text and I can’t imagine why they just didn’t use that since it filled the gaps in information that readers would have wanted to know.
I love Lucy and I love this series so it was great to read about Lucille Ball. People may only know her from all the happiness she brought in their lives but she was also a great trailblazer as a business woman. There’s a section in this book where they share some of the more memorable “I Love Lucy” episodes and I bet readers would end up watching those clips on YouTube.