I found a really nice review of The Audrey Hepburn Treasures (though it’s mislabeled as The Audrey Hepburn Treasury — is it a bank?) which talks about Audrey’s life compared to her peers’ lives. She has by far had the closest to normal life and the less sensationalistic, and really, that’s a better role model than you can find most other places. The full article can be found here, and inside the article is a link to a long excerpt from the book, both courtesy of Australia’s Courier Mail News. If you don’t want to read the review and just want to see the excerpt, click here.
I think this is the first time I’ve heard Sean Ferrer talking about Donald Spoto’s biography Enchanted, and why he chose not to be involved in The Audrey Hepburn Treasures. The article talks briefly about why Spoto decided to toss his hat into the ring, since so many biographies on Audrey already exist, and turns from there to a phone interview with Sean from his Children’s Fund office in Santa Monica. I think this quote is the most telling:
Sean said he had been aware of his mother’s extramarital affairs, so Spoto’s book would be no surprise for him.