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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review: Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart


This was a lovely and fun book. I'm definitely giving it to my fashionable, stylish sister who is laid up with a broken leg and is on pain meds. The book doesn't require too much thought, and it's pretty short, so it's perfect for her.
Marjorie is a co-ed from Iowa in 1945 who goes to NYC with her best friend Marty, where they get summer jobs as the first ever girl pages at Tiffany & Co. They have a tiny apartment near Columbia that they can barely afford, lunch isn't always in their budget, but they have a lot of fun. They go out with family friends to Sardis and they meet some sailors stationed in the city. Marjorie runs across some terrific opportunities and has the best summer of her life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir! In fact, it made me think about what summer was the best of my life (probably 1994). It's a wonderfully uplifting and enjoyable book. It was a refreshing change from most memoirs where something horrible happens. Ms. Hart is an inspiring woman and it was wonderful to be able to accompany her on her journey to adulthood.

4 comments:

Jeanne C. said...

Oooh, sounds right up my alley! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

nomadreader said...

I picked this one up somewhere and have been meaning to read it forever. I have a feeling it will take a rainy afternoon on the couch to make it happen, but I'm looking forward to it!

Carin S. said...

Nomadreader, it's very short, so don't put it off! I could have read it in one day if I hadn't started it an hour before bedtime.

Library Cat said...

Your sister needs to have something fun to read!!

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