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Love, Loss, and What I Wore Paperback – April 8, 2005
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"Poignant biography of a woman's coming of age...will charm anyone with an interest in style." -- USA Today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book works because it is open, honest sympathetic yet ordinary enough to relate to.
The drawings of outfits are one the whole simple and colorful and have an air of distracted affection about them. They relate and interact well with the text. But what sets them apart--and this is a critical element of why the book works so well--is they not only relate to the story but, in any reader, will evoke strong memories of time's and places out of our own lives. Rather than detracting from the book, this flood of memories in fact lend additional dramatic impact to the reading experience.
I have given this as a gift to several women I know and it has been a huge hit with every single one of them. I keep a couple of copies on hand for those time I need a gift and am too short of time and/or ideas to get anything else. This habit has stood me in good stead for quite a while now!
In the end, this stands as a classic case of synergy if ever I came across one. The story by itself would seem pathetically simplistic. The drawings by themselves are nothing to rave about. Taken together, something magical happens, and the result is a whole whose sum is far, far greater then the sum of its parts-a classic case of simple genius.
Every woman should own this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the pictures makes it original but lacks terribly in substance and character development. I got bored after a few pages but did finish it at the end and left me.wantingPublished 1 month ago by Melissa Knott
Ilene Beckerman is such a descriptive, thoughtful writer. Her illustrations are charming as well.
I've given this book to friends for about 20 years now, and it's just... Read more
It a lovely trip down memory lane and a very quick read. I would recommend it. It took me about 30 minutes to finish.Published 3 months ago by Julie Burnett
This is a dear little book. I like it so well I ordered it for each of my daughters and my daughter-in-law.Published 4 months ago by deborah trolsen
This slender little book is an oddity. It's mostly concerned with clothes (no surprise), but drops little bombshells like, "then my mother died and I went to live with my aunt... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen Amrhein
I thought it was an exceptionally clever way of writing a personal history. It proves that anyone can find something to center their story on, and they don't have to be a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Caroline House
I ordered the books to give as opening night gifts to our wonderful cast and crew and everyone loved them.Published 8 months ago by Brianna