"Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas were at the heart of Parisian cultural and literary life for four decades. A legendary couple, they were photographed by Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, painted by Picasso and written about by Hemingway." "From the day they met, in September 1907, until Gertrude's death in 1946, they were never apart. Alice was convinced Gertrude was a genius. She cooked for her, typed her manuscripts and fought to obtain the fame she believed Gertrude was due. Gertrude, Alice said, was the happiest person she had ever known. Together they were indomitable, charismatic, and eccentric, driving round in 'Auntie', their Ford, with Basket, their cherished poodle."--BOOK JACKET.