#FridayReads: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

CleopatraStacySchiffContinuing with our #FridayReads focus on biographies of incredible women we are featuring a woman that has achieved not only a mythic status but is also one close to the hearts of all makeup lovers ever. Cleopatra was not only one hell of a ruler but she knew how to rock eyeliner like no one else. All women (ok, ok all women that enjoy a good winged look) owe her a debt of cosmetic gratitude. Stacy Schiff’s biography of Cleopatra paints her as one of most vibrant and compelling characters in the history of the world while also delving into the real woman underneath all the myth and misunderstanding. And we aren’t surprised to find shrewd politician, a leader, and a warrior underneath all her great makeup. Plus Stacy won a frigging Pulitzer Prize so you know you her writing is good.

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.”

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