Stacy Schiff in the NYT Magazine

Stacy Schiff makes a telling observation about the biographies she read growing up,

I notice in retrospect that biographies for kids seemed to be about women who are famous for their disabilities, delusions or sensational deaths. The big three were Helen Keller, Joan of Arc and Isadora Duncan.

Schiff is interviewed in the New York Times Magazine about her biography of a fabled woman, Cleopatra. The book will be released on Nov. 1.

Cleopatra: A Biography
Stacy Schiff
Retail Price: $29.99
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2010-11-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316001929 / 9780316001922

Hachette LARGE PRINT; Hdbk; 9780316120449; $31.99
Hachette Audio; UNABR; 9781607887010; 34.98

Deadline reports that James Cameron who is in talks to direct a movie based on the book, starring Angelina Jolie, is considering doing it in 3-D (yes, you read that correctly). Currently, he is at work on a sequel to Avatar and is also producing a 3-D remake of the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage and At the Mountains of Madness, based on the HP Lovecraft novella, which Guillermo del Toro plans to direct, also in 3-D. It seems Cameron is 3-D mad.

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