A copy of Florabel Muir’s “Headline Happy” has been listed on EBay for $75. Muir’s book is interesting, and tends to be priced high, but I would never pay that kind of money for a copy – especially with a ripped dustjacket.
Muir covers some of the same ground as Aggie Underwood’s “Newspaperwoman,” but I tend to like “Headline Happy” a bit better. One of my favorite sections is her description of the Bugsy Siegel crime scene, especially getting his blood on her satin evening slippers. James Richardson also writes about Siegel in “For the Life of Me,” if you’re going for a trifecta of memoirs by Los Angeles journalists.
Those who are on a tight budget can do their book shopping here.