Review On Miss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me


Cynthia Citron

Registered Critic


“Miss America's Ugly Daughter” begins when Barra is 27 years old, as she waits for her mother to disembark from a plane from which she has stolen all the blankets. Her mother's greeting is, “You look old!”
It's not hard to understand why Barra “daydreamed about becoming an orphan.”

Cynthia Citron has lived and worked on every continent except Antarctica as a journalist, public relations and communications director, a documentary screenwriter and a theater reviewer. She is also a co-founder of Earthwatch, the scientific research expedition company, and served as the editor of Bostonia, the prize-winning alumni magazine of Boston University.