New York Times editor Cantwell recalls the triumphs and tribulations of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village of the '50s and '60s.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA?An easy-to-read autobiographical account of a fashion-magazine writer in the 1950s. Fresh out of college, Cantwell arrived in Greenwich Village and shared an apartment with a friend. Despite all the flair of metropolitan life, experiences with high-style department stores, exclusive little shops, theaters, parties, restaurant outings, and even a romance and marriage, she became increasingly depressed. Her close ties to a lovingly encouraging father were broken by his early death. She details the passsage of years by describing the flats, houses, and apartments she lived in and the jobs lost and gained in her career pursuit. Despite Cantwell's lifelong involvement with psychoanalysis, her account is enlivened with the cheerful glamor of little black dresses, Steuben glassware, ethnic neighborhoods, and the whole ambiance of the city, presenting anew the eternal charm of the Big Apple for the young.?Frances Reiher, King's Park Library, Fairfax, VA
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This book and author were recommended to me and I really got into it. The main character was a product of the 1950's and so many of her experiences were similar to mine. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by kathyandbub
I LOVE NEW YORK! That is why I read this book. However, Mary Cantwell is a writer and I am not. Sometimes it can be hard to follow bc she is very descriptive. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Julie Ramey
This book is a completely dull, self indulgent utter waste of time and money, even if you "got it for a penny". Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Love Cormac
The book and author were mentioned in "What Remains," written by Carole Radziwill who was married to Jackie Onassis' nephew. Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by Crystal Krohnert