Barbara Murray Holland

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Birthday
5, 1933
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Sep 7, 2010 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1933
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Sep 7, 2010 (77)

About

A twentieth-century American writer, she is known for such vice-celebrating works as Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences; The Joy of Drinking; and When All the World Was Young. Her other creatively-titled works include Secrets of the Cat and Creepy Mouse Coming to Get You.

Before Fame

She won the National Scholastic poetry competition twice during her high school years in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She later worked in Philadelphia as a copywriter.

Trivia

Her mother, Marion Holland, was a children's book author and illustrator.

Family Life

She was married and divorced three times and had two sons and a daughter.

Associated With

She believed in the importance of working to keep oneself financially afloat. In support of this idea, she criticized a 1929 essay by Virginia Woolf that suggested that women must have money from a benefactor or outside source in order to write.