The Only Woman in the Room was a major disappointment. A fictionalized account of Hedy Lamarr following her life in Austria during the 1930’s and her immigration to Hollywood, has all the stuff of compelling literature. When you add her spying/invention contribution during the early days of WW2 you’d think how could the author go wrong. The sterile writing and languishing story line are the culprits. Better to read a non-fiction account of this amazing woman.