Top 10 May-December Relationships

Top 10 May-December Relationships

Bogey and Bacall. JFK and Jackie. McQueen and MacGraw. These famous couples had wide age gaps. Add to that list Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Filipino actress Isabel Rosario Cooper, whose romantic affair in the 1930s broke all taboos. In this article, I rounded up 10 of the most captivating May-December relationships over the years.

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Vallejo Times-Herald: Historical Novel Highlights Douglas MacArthur’s Open Secret

Vallejo Times-Herald: Historical Novel Highlights Douglas MacArthur’s Open Secret

An article in the Times-Herald (Vallejo, Calif.) puts the spotlight on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s little-known love affair in the 1930s with Isabel Rosario Cooper, a young Filipino actress. “Though Cooper’s existence is not a secret, it’s hardly front row center anywhere until ‘My MacArthur,’” according to the story, referring to the historical novel by Filipino-American author Cindy Fazzi.

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The MacArthur Affair: An Intimate Portrait of Power Imbalance

The MacArthur Affair: An Intimate Portrait of Power Imbalance

Power imbalance between men and women in intimate relationships often manifests when there’s a huge difference in their ages, incomes, or cultural backgrounds. What happens when two people are in love but they are vastly different in all three areas? In the case of General Douglas MacArthur’s little-known affair with a young Filipino actress, it was a calamity.

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Neither Predictive nor Prescriptive, “The Bestseller Code” is Anything But

Neither Predictive nor Prescriptive, “The Bestseller Code” is Anything But

We’ve all read about studies that made us scratch our heads—research results that told us things we already knew, such as a healthy diet is key to living longer and people who exercise are in better shape than couch potatoes. “The Bestseller Code” is one of those studies.

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4 Small Presses Welcome Theme-Based Submissions from Unagented Writers

4 Small Presses Welcome Theme-Based Submissions from Unagented Writers

If you have a manuscript with a strong theme, check out these niche publishers that welcome works by unagented writers. They are seeking political, international, and nautical books, as well as manuscripts focusing on the American Jewish experience.

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4 Small Presses Accept Unagented General Fiction, Genres, Nonfiction

4 Small Presses Accept Unagented General Fiction, Genres, Nonfiction

Spring is not just for spring cleaning and gardening. It’s a great time to submit manuscripts. If you don’t have a literary agent, check out these four publishers that are willing to consider submissions directly from writers.

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6 Small Presses Focus on Regional Fiction and Nonfiction

6 Small Presses Focus on Regional Fiction and Nonfiction

Small presses can focus on niche markets, an advantage they have over big publishers. If your novel has a strong sense of place, check out these six publishers that specialize in regional titles. They welcome both agented and unagented submissions.

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