Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Launch ~ December 22nd

The long-awaited  book Millicent Rogers: A Life in Full, by Art Bachrach, Nita Murphy, and Judith Nasse with lengthy reminisces by Arturo Peralta-Ramos II, Millicent’s only surviving son will be launched at Moby Dickens Bookshop on Saturday, December 22nd, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Millicent Rogers was a mother, lover, active in WWII espionage, designer of clothes, jewelry, and homes, friend of many TaoseƱos and the Pueblo, and a most remarkable woman of Taos. Her life was short owing to a debilitating heart disease, yet she lived each day to its fullest.  The book is enriched with never before seen family photographs and quotes from family and friends that have been kept hidden until now as they were honoring Millicent’s desire for privacy. She was followed uncompromisingly by the paparazzi of her day, and as a result many untrue or distorted stories were printed about her and her sons. This book offers a glimpse into the private Millicent, her thoughts, her daily battle with pain, and her wide interest in literature, art, people from all walks of life, and her unique loves, especially for her sons.

Dickens is located in the John Dunn shops at 124 Bent Street. For further information call 575-758-3050 or go to

Please join us at this special book signing and launch party. You can buy books then. The first 1,000 hardcover copies will not be re-printed and will become collector's items. After that the book will be in paperback only. To pre-order books go to or call them at 575-758-3050.
Millicent Rogers was heir to an outrageous fortune, and she led an outrageous life that was larger than life, even though lived in the shadow of death. This book offers a wonderful account of Millicent’s complex and glamorous existence. Her world travels, adventures in high society, philanthropy and wartime intrigues, astonishing sojourn in New Mexico, and numerous marriages and affairs with a titillating who’s-who of prominent international rogues reads like Don Quixote meets Gone with the Wind.  The personal stories about their unique mother recounted by Millicent’s sons enrich the narrative immensely. Thank you, Nita Murphy, Art Bachrach, and Judith Nasse for capturing the essence of the quirky, beautiful, and haunting Lady.

- John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War and his latest book On Top of Spoon Mountain

Like many before and after her, Millicent Rogers fell in love with Taos, New Mexico.  Quite simply, the place brought out the best in her.  After reading A Life in Full, the succinct account of Millicent Roger’s remarkable life, I understand that Millicent’s best was quite simply marvelous.    

 –Sharon Oard Warner, author of Deep in the Heart, Director of the UNM Taos Summer Writer’s Conference, and faculty in the English Language Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.