Norris Church Mailer is the author of Windchill Summer. She was raised in Arkansas and now lives on Cape Cod with her husband of thirty-two years, Norman Mailer. For five years in the 1970s, she was a Wilhelmina model, appearing in numerous fashion magazines and commercials, as well as portraying Britt Hemingway, a slightly over-the-hill model, on the daytime drama All My Children. She is the mother of two sons, two stepsons, and five stepdaughters, as well as a grandmother to one and step-grandmother to nine. From the Hardcover edition.
Arkansas girl Cherry hits New York, intent on becoming a model. As told by the Arkansas-born author, wife of Norman Mailer. With a five-city tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Advance praise for Cheap Diamonds
"Cheap Diamonds is a dazzler. Norris Church Mailer has created a funny, beautiful, and unforgettable character in Cherry, a girl from Arkansas who moves to New York City to become a fashion model. Talk about pluck! Vivid, real, and written with heart and scope, Cheap Diamonds is anything but-it's the real deal."
-Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia
"Cheap Diamonds is just plain fun to read. There's humor,
there's heartbreak, and there's an answer to a question almost
every woman asks at some point in her life: What's it like to be
one of those damn models? The answer will surprise and entertain
-Elizabeth Berg, author of Dream When You're Feeling Blue "I love everything about Cheap Diamonds-the vibrantly drawn characters, their brilliantly woven stories, the riveting plot that absorbs interest and sustains suspense every step of the way, and the richly detailed rendering of the ever-fascinating world of high fashion. It is a complete triumph-a masterly and entertaining work."
-Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals From the Hardcover edition.