Mary McDonagh Murphy
Mary Murphy is a native of Rhode Island and a graduate of Wesleyan University and was a John S. Knight fellow during her time at Stanford University. She currently lives in Scarborough, New York with her husband Bob Minzesheimer, a former political reporter and editor who wrote for USA Today and has a preference for stories about books and authors.
Murphy is the Emmy-award-winning author of Scout, Atticus, and Boo, a work based on her television documentary, Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. The owner of Mary Murphy & Company, a production company that specializes in a range of presentations that share a penchant for story-telling, Murphy’s work has been featured on NBS, PBS, National Geographic, CNBC, and CBS. Mary Murphy has also written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Post.
Scout, Atticus & Boo may not be the perfect book for a casual reader, but it certainly deserves a place in the heart of those who are Harper Lee fanatics. Mary Murphy has put together a collection of essays and interviews that are a reflection of those who grew up loving and yearning to know more about Harper Lee's famous To Kill a Mockingbird. The most singularly repeated theme in Scout, Atticus & Boo is one of thanks that Harper Lee (up until the printing of this book) never wrote another book. Therefore it is an especially interesting read considering we are on the cusp of the release of Lee's second novel.Learn More