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Book Condition: Good+
On offer is a sensational original 1962 manuscript diary handwritten by a wealthy 28 year old Vermont woman named Katherine. Uniquely this diary is an extremely intimate look into a bitter, ill woman who details the horrific life she faces and the numerous challenges: a cheating husband, a disease ridden body, mental anguish requiring institutionalization, a duplicitous doctor, an undisclosed disease which may be syphilis, UFO and alien sightings and visitations and much, much more. Her illness causes painful boils and abscesses, many under her breasts, that have to be lanced or erupt on their own, leaving scars that leave her body disfigured and mutilated. Researchers and collectors of manuscripts specific to women's issues and gender studies will be hard pressed to find a more raw statement of one woman's life than this diary. The author states her husband Paul is 30 years old at one point and that she is unable to have sex with him due to the horrific damage her disease has done to her: She is cared for by 2 servants, one to cook, one to clean and act as companion at times, she has friends and at one point finally decides to divorce Paul and then is courted by Michael, an accountant, who she wonders how he can love and want to marry a woman in what can only be a sexless marriage. She is sure he is to go running from her if he ever saw her naked body. Katherine is a bitter woman, many times calling the woman she 'knows' Paul is having an affair with 'the ugly bitch', one of her medical men is 'Dr. Asshole' and when it comes to Paul she basically ends up saying 'who cares' to enquiries from her mother and girlfriends. She wished he was dead and also at times that she was dead. She was a former homecoming queen and when another woman consoles her she is aghast that an ugly woman should pity her, the beauty. She is cruel in her bitterness wondering how a woman that should require a bag over her head to have sex should look upon her with pity. She laments how sad it was her husband didn't know his beautiful bride would turn out to be Frankenstein's monster. She does have friends she sees a lot, has dinner with, she shops a lot, and is always getting her hair done. She talks about killing herself and killing her husband and his girlfriend. She uses a fair bit of profanity, and believes in UFO's, and actually believes she sees them in her bedroom sometimes at night. She can't have sex, so she and her husband sleep in separate bedrooms except for the odd time. In the end they divorce and she finds a new man she can't believe who loves her. This truly is an exceptional narrative. The diary itself is in excellent condition, the handwriting is very readable, and written in ink. She writes for the whole year of 1962 but doesn't write for every day of the year, some months she skips days, but usually writes a lot when she does write. Overall about half the diary is full.
Title: 1962 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY RETELLING ONE WEALTHY VERMONT WOMAN'S HORROR OF A MARRIAGE, TERROR OF HER BODY'S DEGRADATION TO VENEREAL DISEASE, HER OPEN DESIRE TO MURDER HER HUSBAND AND THE REGULAR VISITATIONS SHE GETS FROM UFOs AND ALIENS
Publisher: near Brattleboro Vermont VT, 1962
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001580
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