Autobiography/Memoir

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Among the Porcupines

Carol Matthau

1992

Carol Matthau, nee Grace who wrote The Secret of the Daisy (1956). Illegitimate daughter of actor Leslie Howard. The former society woman describes her childhood in foster homes; her transformation into a debutante; her marriages to William Saroyan and Walter Matthau; and her friendship with Capote, Gloria Vanderbilt, Oona O'Neill Chaplin, Rex Harrison, and others.