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Summer at Tiffany: A Memoir
Summer at Tiffany A Memoir
Author: Marjorie Hart
Do you remember the best summer of your life? New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061189531
ISBN-10: 0061189537
Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Avon A
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
A great little book for the summer. A very fast read that gives you a peek back in time. The girls got to participate in so many historical situations in one summer it really must have been dreamlike. There are quite a few situations in the book--for example in the elevator and dancing with the sailor, where you can picture yourself because things like that happen to all of us one time or another. The ending is sweet but doesn't go for great gobs of emotion.
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was a light, fun memior. I did enjoy it, although honestly I was a bit disappointed. I found a bunch of mistakes (most gramatical, spelling, extra word, etc.) in the book, which I think is pretty distracting when reading. Also, the author would switch from past tense to present tense throughout the book, and although I think it was done purposely, I found it a little bit confusing. Overall, I think the story was good and simple, though maybe a little corny. It was almost too wholesome for my taste. It did contain an interesting description of the author's experience of VJ Day in Times Square- I think that was my favorite part of the book. The writing could have flowed better and been more polished, but I'd say this book is worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 4
A memorable story with lots of detail that paints a romantic picture of summer in NYC during the end of WWII. Interesting to read how the staff at Tiffany handled their first women pages.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book and didn't want it to end! The author was a very likeable character and I enjoyed some of her humorous experiences, events of 1945, and references to living in Iowa. The author did a great job of giving the feel of the saddness and worry of wartime as well as the joys of growing up and gaining independence. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a charming little book. The author made me feel like I was seeing through her eyes and processing the impressions through her mind, with its Iowa sensibilities. It also gives a good picture of a little of what it was like to be alive during the war years.
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