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Insightful and intimate portrait of the New York art scene. Roiphe's writing is clear and elucidating. I have ordered other books by this author as a result of reading this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Sensemann
interesting but....I got tired of Anne and I was never quite clear why she did what she did and then how her life ended so differentlyPublished on February 22, 2013 by Susano
One of the most brilliant things about this brilliant book has to do with its packaging. And I'm not referring to the enticing jacket design by Emily Manon. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Santiago Lafcadio
Lest anyone thinks that it is only the poor that abuse and neglect their children, here is the perfect case study of the rich, educated and arty who drink, have sex with multiple... Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by N. Rainey
I have been of two minds about this book - being so conflicted that I held off on my review until I had a chance to read the book again. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by M. Swenson
"I believed that art, for me the art of the story, the written word, was worth dying for."
We hear about great writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Pound and Eliot,... Read more
Anne Roiphe's latest book works in much the way that memory does. Fragments--some rising to the status of anecdotes, some not--arrange themselves outside the stodgy limitations of... Read morePublished on May 20, 2011 by Angelle Gullett
Anne Roiphe's (nee Ricardson) memoir covers only a small part of her life: her late teens through her 20s. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Laurie A. Brown