Auntie Vie... A Life of Pickles and Pearls

By Cathy Converse
Foreword by Adam Sawatsky


Brought into the media spotlight by her great-niece Pamela Anderson, Auntie Vie burst onto the scene as Pamela’s biggest supporter on “Dancing with the Stars.” Unexpectedly, Auntie Vie’s distinctive balance of earned wisdom and chic glamour quickly charmed the media and viewers of all ages. Her door suddenly stormed by cameras and reporters, Auntie Vie never missed a beat. Having harnessed the power of simply being herself, she has captured imaginations and inspired people with her rare pedigree: a down-to-earth farm gal and a sassy tinsel queen bee. And now, author Cathy Converse has captured her story.

Discover Auntie Vie’s life story, along with her fashion advice, best recipes, words of wisdom, and thoughts on aging and the power of dance. This glamour grandma is revealed in a scrapbook, packed with full-color photographs, about one woman’s life, lessons, and infectious sparkle. Born in a time before television, and now a media sensation, Auntie Vie’s pearls and pickles philosophy is sure to delight and inspire.

“Remember, all life needs a little sparkle once in a while.” —Auntie Vie

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Check out some of the pictures we used in the book: Auntie Vie pictures and a blog post by photographer Rolf Hicker about "photographing celebrity Auntie Vie".

Here you can order the book directly from the publisher: Book: Auntie Vie - "A Life Of Pickles And Pearls"


"Covering local news, you get to meet all kinds of people. No one, in my 30 years experience, stands out like Auntie Vie. For us, she was the brightest star of Dancing with the Stars. Vie is an inspiration with her spunk, spark, and spirit. And her pies and pickles are perfection!"
 —Hudson Mack, Director of News & Information Programming, /A Vancouver Island.

"Auntie Vie is the epitome of a great Victorian lady; exuding style, elegance, grace and class."
 —Rob Anderson, Manager, Afternoon Tea, The Fairmont Empress

"Vie is an irresistible ray of sunshine that warms you with down-to-earth kindness, sparkles with flirtatious humor and radiates appreciation for living in the moment. If you're not lucky enough to meet her, try basking in this delightful memoir."
—Virginia Keast, Western Producer, "eTalk"

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