The Meryl Streep movie is out this weekend so it’s the perfect time to check out the book “Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer” (Overlook, $24.95) by Darryl W. Bullock.
Jenkins, a socialite who couldn’t carry a tune, became an opera sensation in 1944 when she performed at the age of 77 to a packed Carnegie Hall. She was ridiculed for having poor pitch and tone and over-the-top choreographed routines and costumes – but people loved her.
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