Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin

Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin

A Revealing Look at the Mentorship?and Manipulation?of Anas Nin In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anas Nin?s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anas?s accomplice, keeping her mentor?s confidences?including that of her bigamy?even after Anas Nin?s death and the pass A Revealing Look at the Mentorship?and Manipulation?of Anas Nin In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tri...

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Title:Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
Author:Tristine Rainer
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1628727780
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Mar 01, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

  • Emily
    Jan 09, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Judy
    Aug 14, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Apr 27, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

  • Janet
    May 26, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

  • Carrie
    Mar 15, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

  • Monica
    Aug 06, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

  • Kristine
    Apr 03, 2019

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

    I had completely forgotten much of what I knew about Anais Nin, other than that she lived in Silver Lake behind where 365 is now in a house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. This is a fascinating revisionist memoir about her mysterious life even though ultimately she was a serial fabulist...

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  • Pat
    Mar 17, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

    I had completely forgotten much of what I knew about Anais Nin, other than that she lived in Silver Lake behind where 365 is now in a house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. This is a fascinating revisionist memoir about her mysterious life even though ultimately she was a serial fabulist...

  • Kelly MacIver
    Jun 03, 2019

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

  • Kristine
    Jun 28, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

  • C.R. Elliott
    Jul 29, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

  • M. Sarki
    Jul 22, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

  • Erin
    Feb 26, 2019

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

  • Mandy
    Aug 28, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

  • Hannah
    Jan 28, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

  • Arja Salafranca
    Apr 28, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

  • None of your business
    May 01, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

  • Lisa
    Oct 20, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

  • Robin
    Jul 24, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

  • Samantha
    Aug 04, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

  • Raquel Kay-Doubleyou
    Sep 25, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

  • Leesi
    Mar 17, 2019

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

    I had completely forgotten much of what I knew about Anais Nin, other than that she lived in Silver Lake behind where 365 is now in a house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. This is a fascinating revisionist memoir about her mysterious life even though ultimately she was a serial fabulist...

    ...

    ...

  • Michael Stewart
    May 24, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Nov 27, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

  • Juliana
    Sep 01, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

  • Jill Porreca
    Aug 18, 2019

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

    I had completely forgotten much of what I knew about Anais Nin, other than that she lived in Silver Lake behind where 365 is now in a house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. This is a fascinating revisionist memoir about her mysterious life even though ultimately she was a serial fabulist...

    ...

  • Claire
    Oct 27, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

  • Eileen Davis
    Mar 22, 2017

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...

    A must read for any Anais Nin scholar and/or fan. I discovered Nin only 6 years ago, but have been entranced ever since. Just as I discovered her diaries and writings at that time in my life, this book found me at just the right time. Brava Tristine! Thank you for sharing this part of ...

    Enjoyed this because I find Anais Nin interesting, but I don?t know how it would come across for anyone who doesn?t already know about her life. I wish there had been a picture or two of her with Tristine Rainer...are there even any? ...

    I felt uncomfortable reading this. Rainer seemed more of a hanger on vampire than an actual apprentice to Nin. Nin trusted her with secrets and Rainer divulged them. Rainire comes across as very unlikeable. ...

    Via my blog: https://logophilesville.wordpress.com... I did struggle with this book as it made me question so much in friendship. My thought are well outlined in my blog. ...

    3.5 ...

    Found it very childish and self-centered and gave up on it. ...

    An interesting biography of a flawed woman who was ahead of her time. ...

    A love story of the most tenderest kind. ...

    I had completely forgotten much of what I knew about Anais Nin, other than that she lived in Silver Lake behind where 365 is now in a house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. This is a fascinating revisionist memoir about her mysterious life even though ultimately she was a serial fabulist...

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  • Joseph
    Sep 12, 2018

    There are fateful decisions which mark one for life. Young Tristine Rainer?s decision to make charismatic, enigmatic Anais Nin her mentor unfolds into a tale suspenseful as a thriller. Artfully crafted memoir of a high-wire act, the advantages and perils of a vulnerable young person?...

    via my blog https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?I knew how she was, adamant about others keeping her secrets, but careless in exposing the intimacies of others.? That quote stayed with me the most after having read Apprenticed To Venus. Anas was obviously the sort of pers...

    https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/163284... ?In fact, for me, having come of age in the 1950?s, a man taking you while you were helpless was a secret fantasy. One where I could have pleasure without guilt, as when I imagined myself being bound to a factory conveyor belt and carried...

    I count myself extraordinarily lucky to receive an ARC of this thought-provoking memoir. Anais Nin was one of my earliest influences as a writer and as a young woman. I read everything by her that I could in my early adulthood, and of course, I read her famous diaries. I thought I knew...

    While the writing style was surprisingly disjointed and artificial-feeling for someone who specializes in diaries, the salacious and fascinating details of Anais Nin and her post-Paris set were enough to keep me going through to the end. I kind of wish Rainer had left things in a prese...

    For those of us who came to legendry diarist Anas Nin?s original published journals, which she edited herself for publication in the 1960s, she appeared to be a free and independent woman. There was a brief mention of a husband in the 1930s, but nothing more. She seemed a woman who...

    Beautiful book. Although Anais is probably a bit out of fashion in the here and now, her life and her approach to living wind through so much of the discussions of feminism, sexuality, gender, love, consent and so much more. I am so grateful that Tristine wrote this book. For 7 or 8 ye...

    When Tristine Rainer was just 18 in 1962 she met Anais Nin for the first time and from that moment her life was inextricably linked with the writer who cast an immediate spell over her. In her thrall from that moment she remained at her beck and call and was a constant support. This me...

    I love Anais Nin, the author was an "apprentice" to Anais in the late '60s. She unmasks Anais as a bigamist and narcissist. I guess when you're that close to an artist you see all their foibles. I'll take my artists from afar. ...

    This book is SO interesting!!! Very fluid, very easy to follow the history. I love the timelines and locations at the start of each chapter. I can see the characters clearly. Her descriptions and stories of them are all fantastic. I could see this book being a wonderful movie. I don't ...

    Apprenticed to Venus by Tristine Rainer is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June. Rainer writes this book as a 'novoir,' a novelized memoir based in their relationship and Nin's journals, but with dramatized events and dialogues. It begins in Greenwich Village during 1962 ...

    This memoir is strictly for readers familiar with (or more likely aficionados of) the multi-volume DIARIES (aka JOURNALS) OF ANIS NIN. I read the original series - not the "early" journals published long after Nin's death in 1977 - and really enjoyed this reminiscence that mimics the...

    I can?t understand who this book is for. Nin?s bigamy is treated as a mystery/big reveal. I understand that it was for the author, but it?s frustrating to spend 100+ pages with the author *not getting it*, when anyone who cares about Anas Nin already knows she had two husbands....

    An Amazing memoir/biography of the fascinating writer and feminist Anais Nin and the chance encounter the author had with her that changed the course of her life. Rainer had the supreme privilege of being in Nin's confidence for much of her life. Anais Nin has always been a woman of co...

    This was an interesting read. The author captured the mystique that has always surrounded Anas Nin spectacularly. Ms. Rainer's writing style made the story flow and even though the book flips back and forth through different time periods, the reader never loses the thread. If you wan...

    Oh I wanted to love this book... but I really struggled through it. Learning more about Anais is what kept me going, until it started to feel like a tell all. I was also distracted by the author?s need to constantly prove the importance of her relationship with Anais. Oh I wanted to ...

    Wow. This memoir shows a side of Anais Nin unfamiliar to the public. She uses every means at her disposal to manipulate the author into doing her dirty work. All at once an unforgettable memoir as well as pseudo-biography, this book does not disappoint. ...