I'll Cry Tomorrow (book)

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First edition (publ. Frederick Fell)

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a 1954 autobiography by Lillian Roth, co-written by Roth, Gerold Frank and journalist Mike Connolly. It is a "brutally frank" depiction of Roth's alcoholism, one of the earliest books by a celebrity on addiction, and influential in drawing attention to alcoholism as a disease.[1][2][3] It sold over 7 million copies in 20 languages. It was adapted into the 1955 film of the same name.[4]


  1. ^ [1]The Mike Wallace Interview, Lilian Roth, April 4, 1958
  2. ^ [2]"I'll Cry Tomorrow", book review Boston College newspaper "The Heights", February 19, 1955
  3. ^ [3] Lerner, Barron H., "Long Before Oprah, A Celebrity Bared Her Soul", New York Times, March 9, 2004
  4. ^ [4]"Birth of 'I'll Cry Tomorrow' author Lilian Roth: December 13, 1910", Jewish Women's Archive