In the mid-1980s a kid opened a dusty psychology book and read a few pages by a 19 year old diarist from Butte, Montana writing in 1901. Electrified, he had to find what had happened to her: had she written more? Had she flashed out then gone into obscurity? He found, that first day, suggestions of an astonishing career that had been completely forgotten. This began his multi-decade quest to recover the work, life, and world of Mary MacLane: the first blogger, international celebrity at age 20, pioneering silent movie writer/star, gambler, newswoman, "first blogger," celebrated Bohemian, proto-Surrealist. Explore the site, buy the books, and hold on for a one-of-a-kind ride.
ABOUT MICHAEL R. BROWN & PETRARCA PRESS
Michael R. Brown is the foremost MacLane researcher in the world today. He published the acclaimed MacLane anthology Tender Darkness and more recently authored the well-reviewed experimental memoir She and I: A Fugue. He is completing the first book ever on MacLane’s life, career, and influence for publication in 2015. He lives in Northern California.