Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name-taking, butt-kicking spawn

Salon.com has an article up about Rose Wilder Lane, the oldest daughter of beloved children's writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Salon piece draws on both an upcoming book by Wendy McClure about the Wilders and a New Yorker article on the same subject by Judith Thurman, and gives a quick summary of Wilder Lane's life and work. Apparently, Ms. Wilder Lane was quite the hell-raiser, and enjoyed a long and volatile career as a journalist, political activist, and ghostwriter. The article covers some pretty eye-brow-raising stuff, making it well worth checking out....

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