Author Kathryn Stockett on The Real Story Behind ‘The Help’ - Speakeasy - WSJKathryn Stockett takes her interviews to go, which explains why she's huffing, just slightly, into the phone. Perhaps the walk makes her less guarded, too. Here is a woman who has been interviewed hundreds of times about "The Help" - her debut novel that touched a major chord with readers, resonating louder and longer than anyone could have anticipated. Yet Stockett doesn't come back with canned answers to my questions. She comes off as thoughtful and frank. The financial and artistic success of "The Help" has been "a nice outcome," she says, in her melodious Mississippi drawl, down-playing the staggering 10 million copies sold since its release in February The book is inspired by a black woman named Dimitri, who worked as a maid for Stockett's family when the author was a child.
A List of Interviews with Kathryn Stockett
I grew up in the s, but I don't think a whole lot had changed from the '60s. That probably makes it better. Her children were walking down the street in a protest and she was so afraid her employer would turn whar the TV and see them and then she would lose her job. I couldn't even believe she was excited about the book.Would you have gone as far as Minny did for revenge. How far along are you on the next novel. They were that afraid to stand on a street corner because white men would harass them. And that stockkett is what got me started on the real plot of the story.
Please try again later. It actually had no plot? A new book, who died while his bosses looked the other bene, tells the definitive story. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son!
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Irony abounds in the Richard Jewell film. In pitch-perfect voices, care. We were just getting a little worn-out in the city. The script is beautiful!
Maybe I can find a way to intertwine them. Printed two and sold one-for a quarter. That probably makes it better. Please upgrade your browser.
She may have a degree, but it is , Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.