New York Times Bestseller The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins is still in the bestseller charts for good reason. The fictional historic book follows the extraordinary life of Evelyn Hugo, a Hollywood actress. The book is about Evelyn Hugo and her extraordinary romantic life. It’s a historical fiction book inspired by the real lives of actresses Elizabeth Taylor who got married eight times and Ava Gardner.
In the book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Evelyn Hugo at age 79 decides to tell her story to a journalist, Monique Grant. She disguises her intentions in the form of an exclusive interview however she wants Monique Grant to write her autobiography. It is then that the story of Evelyn Hugo begins to unfold.
Evelyn Hugo shares her story, her acting career, how and why she married each of her seven husbands. What the public believed and the actual truth.
Quotes from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
You can be sorry about something and not regret it
“Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.”
“Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to deny it.”
“I’m under absolutely no obligation to make sense to you.”
“When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things.”
“No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People who go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they’re also painfully unoriginal.”
“If I want things to change, I have to change how I do things. And probably drastically.”
“Nobody deserves anything, It’s simply a matter of who’s willing to go and take it for themselves.
“Why have I spent so long settling for less when I know damn well the world expects more?”
Evelyn Hugo is courageous, determined, and will do anything in her power to become a successful Hollywood actress. She is courageous and complicated. Her character is flawed but you can’t help but admire her determination and courage. Read the book before the screen adaptation.