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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,021 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melanie Benjamin Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but more than a century later, her legend reaches out to us. As a child, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Warren Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and became the world’s most unexpected celebrity. Vinnie’s wedding captivated the nation, preempted coverage of the Civil War, and even ushered her into the White House. But her fame also endangered the person she prized most: her similarly sized sister, Minnie, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie’s spotlight. A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams—and whose story will surely win over yours. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Selected for the August 2011 Indie Next List
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meredith White | 2/20/2014

    " A simple read, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb was very enjoyable. Particularly, I appreciated the historical viewpoint of Vinnie Bump, a character in our nation's history whom I am not as familiar with, but who had a profound impact on the entertainment industry in the 1800's and beyond. The book displayed the author's propriety, and was a refreshing read compared to some of the more explicit books I've read lately. If you enjoy historical fiction, and are looking for one highlighting such a time in the United States' history, this is a great book to curl up with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brittney | 2/18/2014

    " i really enjoyed this. it's a fascinating account of an incredibly innovative time in our history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie Key | 2/14/2014

    " Another really enjoyable historical fiction by Melanie Benjamin. I cannot wait for her next book, I'm definitely going to keep up with her novels every time she releases a new one! I highly enjoy her writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristina Hoerner | 2/10/2014

    " I started off really liking this book but ended up feeling it was average. It is the fictional autobiography of the real Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton who was a little person and the wife of the man known as General Tom Thumb. I can't decide if I like Lavinia which is probably why I am unsure of the book. "

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