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“An amazing memoir which recounts, in flinty, lucid, riveting prose, the story of an American girl and American history—from desert and mountain country to Manhattan, from bare-bones poverty to flourishing old money wealth, from life-broken failures to international celebrities. Gleah Powers’ story is moving, but never sentimental, absolutely and fearlessly candid, stocked with surprises and some real shocks. Abused, used for her looks, her I-narrator never stops to feel self-pity, never stops her search for something deeper, higher, transcendent. Recommended!” James Robison, Whiting Grant winning author of novels and short stories

Million Dollar Red takes us on a glorious, whirlwind tour of the author’s wild life and dazzling mind. We follow her all over the country, from Arizona to Florida, from California to New York. We see her on her picaresque adventures, hanging out with Antonioni in Death Valley, and being ineluctably drawn to the seductive allure of cults. More importantly, we see the narrator figuring out how to be alive. The precision of language and of memory will make you weep, and Powers’ dry wit cuts through any risk of sentimentality. This book is an indelible portrait of the US in the 60's and 70's in all its gorgeous, shadowy excess, and a testament to the heart-rending talent of Gleah Powers who offers a window in what it is to be a young woman then and now.” Alistair McCartney, author of The Disintegrations

“Divorcees, gamblers, celebrities, cultists? We now live in the culture that Gleah Powers so prophetically explored as a young woman in the 1960s, 70s and 80s ...” F.X. Feeney, critic LA Review of Books, author Orson Welles: Power, Heart & Soul

“A compelling, fascinating memoir of a woman, who, like her mother before her, tries to find herself through the eyes of men, but who, unlike her mother, is able to step into her own vision and voice. Gleah Powers captures her life with great verve and wit—Million Dollar Red is a gem.” Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide

“Gleah Powers scales the fortress, braves the unknown, and shares the adventure. She sets a heroic example of how to save your own life, one story at a time.” Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and Everything You Ever Wanted

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Prior to the publication of her acclaimed first novel 'Edna & Luna' in 2016, Gleah Powers led a life by turns grounded and nomadic. Her Phoenix-based grandmother provided a first intermittent refuge against her mother's frequent marriages. By 18, Gleah was fully on her own, traveling with the production of Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, teaching the great filmmaker-and great insomniac-the card game Gin Rummy while the rest of the crew slept. Thereafter she studied art in Mexico City and Los Angeles; modeled in New York, tended bar, explored the world-and worlds-of adventure she makes unforgettable in Million Dollar Red. Visit her website: www.gleahpowers.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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