Praise for Scandalous Women

How can one not love a book that includes among its scandalous subjects Zelda Fitzgerald, Camille Claudel, and Calamity Jane? My only criticism of Elizabeth Kerri Mahon’s engaging book on the lives of women who have helped write the pages of history is that it is not longer, given the host of others who deserve to be rescued from the footnotes of history.

—Paula Uruburu, author of American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl, and the Crime of the Century.


Brains, boldness and beauty, courage and craziness all come together in this entertaining account of some of history's wildest women.

—Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Covent Garden Ladies and The Lady in Red


As delectable as dark chocolate on a winter night, Scandalous Women offers definitive proof that bad girls do have more fun. A thoroughly enjoyable romp through women's history.

—Kris Waldherr, author of Doomed Queens


A lively and informative look at the women from many walks of life who have shaken up history--and made it.

—Susan Higginbotham, author of The Queen of Last Hopes

With more verve than Josephine Baker's banana dance, Elizabeth Kerri Mahon brings together a pantheon of history's most scintillating women and jam packs each and ever story with fascinating details and lively humor.

—Carlyn Beccia, author of The Raucous Royals


"Who would not prefer reading about clever, witty, gorgeously scandalous women to the vapidly virtuous models of domesticity whom history prefers to remember, and who do nothing but bore us? Kudos to Elizabeth Mahon for resurrecting the many sprightly, beautiful, sadly forgotten women who made life so vastly interesting in their time!"


- Jo Manning, author of My Lady Scandalous,


“A thoroughly absorbing book, filled with fascinating details of remarkable and scandalous women through the ages. Beautifully written, this is a must read for anyone with an interest in the true stories behind the myths of history.”


- Christina Croft, author of Ella, Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia