Book Review: Yours, Cruelly, Elvira

Like many children of the 80s, I grew up an Elvira fan. Even though I’m not a huge fan of biographies,
as soon as I heard about this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

There’s no doubt that Cassandra Peterson lived a fascinating life, and she’s definitely so much more than the well-known ‘Mistress of the Macabre, Queen of Halloween’ character she created. That said, I wish that the book had focused more on her career and the character of Elvira. Parts read like a who’s who of all the famous people she’s known – I would have preferred more insider details about the aspects of her career that I knew her for. All in all though, an entertaining read with plenty of dirt and Elvira’s long adored wit!

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