Wilson, 1978: 32-35."Ball, Lucille." Encyclopedia of World Biography.

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." That quote was one that Lucille Ball lived by throughout her twisted and turbulent life.

As a monthly column, Stuff I’ve Been Reading is terrific – funny, discursive and wide-ranging. A biography of Lucille Ball can be followed by a study of North Korea, and then Huckleberry Finn. A book, though, is different. The same running jokes or lovingly nurtured prejudices which return like old friends in a monthly column quickly begin to grate over 250 pages.


In 1940, Lucille Balled married her Cuban born husband Desi Arnaz.

...great, that even after her death, Lucille Ball is watched all over the country.

As a monthly column, Stuff I’ve Been Reading is terrific – funny, discursive and wide-ranging. A biography of Lucille Ball can be followed by a study of North Korea, and then Huckleberry Finn. A book, though, is different. The same running jokes or lovingly nurtured prejudices which return like old friends in a monthly column quickly begin to grate over 250 pages.