Eartha & Kitt by Kitt Shapiro and Patricia Weiss Levy, Read by Karen Chilton
Kitt Shapiro on Eartha Kitt
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Entertainment icon Eartha Kitt’s daughter, Kitt Shapiro, offers a stirring and nuanced memoir of her mother and herself in Eartha & Kitt. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss narrator Karen Chilton’s performance that is evocative, moving, and makes listeners believe in the connection between mother and daughter. Eartha insisted that her daughter travel with her wherever she performed, so Kitt went everywhere with her from an early age and then became her manager for many years. The love shared by mother and daughter is most palpable throughout the transfixing narration.
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