“It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way.” (New York Times)
“[Beauvoir’s] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman.” (Time)
“This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice.” (Saturday Review)
About the Author
French Existentialist philosopher, novelist, essayist, editor, and groundbreaking feminist Simone De Beauvoir was born in Paris, where she lived most of her life. She was the author of the feminist classic The Second Sex, several volumes of autobiography, and highly acclaimed novels, including The Mandarins, winner of the Prix Goncourt.