Surely you know the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but do you know who created him? This biography/memoir follows Mallory O’Meara’s journey to tell the story of Millicent Patrick, designer of the Creature from the Black Lagoon (among many other creatures) and how misogyny in Hollywood hid her successes in the film industry. O’Meara adds her experiences in film and struggles as a female producer, and how she relates to Millicent. A truly touching story that brought me to tears multiple times and made me see the Creature in a completely different light. O’Meara’s debut is a fantastic nonfiction read and I learned so much about the entertainment industry in the 20th Century; can’t wait for her next work!