Summer at Tiffany

Monday, October 25, 2010

Title: Summer at Tiffany
Author: Marjorie Hart
Pages: 258
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Harper Collins (William Morrow - Hardcover; Avon - Paperback)
Release Date: April 3, 2007 (hardcover); March 30, 2010 (paperback)

This is a memoir about the best summer of the author's life (1945) when she worked at Tiffany in New York City. She and her friend, Marty, journeyed from Iowa to NYC together to spend a fabulous summer there.

I read a review for this by Jennifer at Justice Jennifer Reads and decided I needed to read this too. What could be more fun than to revel in the shared love for the best city ever? Then when I was browsing the local bookstore one night I was trying to remember the name of the author; I randomly looked up from the books I was looking at and saw this book sitting on a special end cap display! I kid you not, it was literally when I was already thinking about it. I really can't think of a whole lot to say about this book except that I really enjoyed it. It was a fast read (I read it in less than a day) and read like fiction. The author did a great job of putting the reader in 1940's New York along with her and her friends as they fell in love (with the city and with men). Marjorie Hart had an experience that every young woman dreams of having and now has fabulous stories to tell her grandchildren about. And she has personal experience working in the best jewelry store ever! A delightful, engaging read!

And I just wanted to point out the cover. That's an actual picture of Tiffany in NYC during the 1940's. Love it!


nomadreader said...

This book has been sitting on my shelf for far too long. I'm so glad to hear you loved it too. I hope to make time for it soon!

Melissa said...

I'm enjoying your reviews on the "New York" books. I've found so many that I really want to read now.

I love New York!

Zibilee said...

I love light non-fiction that reads like fiction, so this one is of a lot of interest to me. I am glad you loved it and I am going to have to check it out. It sounds wonderful!!

Erin said...

This sounds fun, like the kind of easy-to-read nonfiction I like! And the cover is lovely :-)

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

It sounds like a good read. I love books that recreate another time and place.

Trish said...

One thing I love about memoirs is how they often read like fiction. Plus a book you can read in a day? What a dream. ;) Glad you enjoyed this Jenny!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

How delightful! Makes me miss the city.

Kari said...

Marjorie Hart...why do I know that name? Off to the Google...

I kept this one during my recent book cleaning/moving frenzy just because I hadn't read it yet. And now I'm actually interested in reading it. Had no idea it took place in the 40s! I love reading books that take place in New York sometime pre-1980.

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