Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief

Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture In the ebullient spirit of Ocean’s 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world’s most notorious jewel thief—a woman who defied society’s prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams.Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Sla...

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Title:Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief
Author:Doris Payne
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  • Temika
    This will be one of the most entertaining memoirs you ever read! I could not put this down. This book is divided into 4 parts:Color: It’s fascinating how childhood and media can shape how we view ourselves and what decisions we make. Representation matters!Clarity: Doris realized she had the co...
  • Victoria Law
    A riveting read by a Black woman who became the world's most wanted diamond thief. I was intrigued by her justification for stealing diamonds (that they had initially been stolen from Africa just as her people had been stolen from Africa), but I did wonder if that was her rationale at the time or if...
  • Nandi Crawford
    Great book. Reads like a rollercoaster. How this lady did this and had little jail time is incredible....
  • Belinda
    I have never heard of Doris Payne before coming across this book on Hoopla. The cover with a black woman that said "the true story of the world's most notorious jewel thief" was all I needed to see to peak my interest. So I searched for it at my local library and checked out the book. This book is t...
  • Dee Dee G
    This book was fascinating. I don’t know how Ms. Doris was able to live her life the way she did. That took a lot of guts....
  • ❀ wambui ❀
    First ever memoir and I enjoyed it. Doris' attitude in life will stay with me for a while, that's for sure. She's not the best role model but she's her own person with her own principles that she managed to stand by for as long as she's been alive and I've always respected such people. Plus, I like ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I had never heard of Doris Payne the notorious life-long jewel thief until I just happened to spot this at the library. She's a fascinating woman that's for sure. If you liked Ocean's, you're going to have to pick up this memoir. I have to say that I'm looking forward to the movie of her life featur...
  • Jeanette
    This was found on a library "new" shelf and sounded intriguing. Now just after finishing this quick read- I can't say it was. It was rather interesting and a peculiar type of detailed display of a personality disorder. But it was not written well, especially within chronological continuity, but also...

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