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From Alyson Stanfield  ArtBizBlog



Biography of Gertrude Stein by Janet Hobhouse


Beginning September 14, we (anyone!) will be reading Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein by Janet Hobhouse. We use Twitter to communicate with each other about the book.

Alyson selected this book because (1) it’s been sitting on her shelf for almost 20 years; (2) it’s cheap!; (3) She wanted to read about a female artist; and (r) Stein was intimately involved with the greatest artists and writers of the early 20th century. Stein is a critical figure in Modernism that we should all know more about.

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All you have to do is

1. Pick up a copy of the book (here’s the Amazon link) and join in the conversation.

2. Leave your Twitter handle in a comment on this page at to let Alyson know you’re joining in.

3. Start reading! We’re aiming for 50 pages a week. The book is 218 pages long, but dense. Some of us will read faster and some slower.

4. Use the #gertrude hashtag in your tweet when you’re talking about something you read in the book.

5. To follow along and see what others are saying, go to and enter the #gertrude hashtag. Here’s the direct link with the hashtag already entered.

There are no other rules, so don’t even ask. We make it up as we go along. C’mon! It’ll be fun!

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