The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Never growing beyond two feet and eight inches, Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Bump spent much of her life in seclusion. However, when she impressed legendary showman P.T. Barnum, she suddenly became the world's most unlikely celebrity. In this fictional autobiography, Vinnie recounts her life, her travels with Barnum, and her wedding to co-worker and fellow tiny superstar, General Tom Thumb.
Publisher: New York : Random House : Books on Tape, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (12 sound discs (ca. 75 min.))
Additional Contributors: Guest, Kim Mai


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lotuslori_8 May 07, 2018

The fascinating story based on the life of Mercy Lavinia Bump who became Mrs Tom Thumb. A little known historical character who was a woman before her time. Wanting to go beyond the boundaries of family, she bravely left them to forge her own life and in doing so encountered Presidents and high society as well as travelled the world. She was truly an amazing woman.

May 10, 2015

Fun, entertaining story (I didn't realize it was fiction at first) that makes you have a new perspective on life and history. I also am interested in learning about the real Vinny as well as Tom Thumb and Barnum.

lbarkema Dec 08, 2014

I enjoyed the first 2/3, but then unfortunately Benjamin turned Vinny into a character that I had no sympathy for. Also, for some reason her relationship with Mr. Barnum made me in uncomfortable. I did enjoy reading it for the historical value though-novels about real-life people intrigue me these days. I knew nothing of General Tom Thumb and his wife before this. As always with these types of books, it does make me want to read more on the subject/characters.

werblow Apr 02, 2012

Quite a little lady!!


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