I read this book a number of years ago and thought it was wonderful.
With us she shares the good times, as well as her tough times which makes for a fabulous life and all that she has accomplished for herself and her children........
Sometimes the way the memoir is written seems overly self-conscious, and while I love metafictional moments, they can get a bit heavy-handed at times.
Ms. Cantwell depicts a NYC that actually opened its arms to those who strove to succeed. We know this as the American Dream; in today's economy, it's hard to catch a break no... Read morePublished 3 months ago by nomdeplume
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 18 months ago 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 21 months ago 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
I read this book a number of years ago and thought it was wonderful. She very affectionately recalls the dreams of glamor from her youth and reflects in a clear-eyed way on how she... Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by Poofreader extrordinaire
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