Since I know it’s easy to lose track of things in the chaos of the holidays, I thought The Book Case readers might appreciate a reminder that tonight is the premiere of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women on PBS. The documentary (which the L.A. Times says does a “splendid job chronicling a woman who has served as an often hazy and romanticized role model”) starts at 9 p.m. EST.

I know Trisha will be tuning in – she gave Harriet Reisen’s book (upon which the documentary is based) a rave review and lobbied for its position on the BookPage Best Nonfiction of 2009 list. As a huge Little Women fan, I’m intrigued, too. Apparently the documentary will claim that Alcott was the J.K. Rowling of her day. Does anyone who’s read Reisen’s book agree?

While you wait for the documentary to start, read about Louisa May Alcott (the book) or watch the YouTube clip below the jump.


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