Next week’s SMK is like nothing you’ve seen here. I’m going to introduce you to a person who made a significant contribution to American arts and letters, but has gone uncredited or barely acknowledged.
I don’t want to spoil anything in advance, but I’ll offer you three clues:
You may have this contribution in your home.
This person has never been the subject of a full-length biography.
There's a connection to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a president’s cabinet.
I should leave it on this maddening note, but I’ve spent too many pandemic nights watching What’s My Line?, a game show that ran from 1950 to 1967 in which celebrity panelists try to guess a contestant's occupation. Ask me open ended questions below and I’ll offer clues throughout the week.
I’ll send a signed paperback edition of You Never Forget Your First to the first person who gets the person’s identity right — an offer I’m fairly certain I won’t have to make good on. Prove me wrong!
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