Love, Loss, and What I Wore
By Ilene Beckerman
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565124752, 144pp.)
Publication Date: April 2005
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Illuminates the experience of an entire generation of women. . . . This small gem of a book is worthy of a Tiffany box. "The New York Times Book Review"
A memoir every reader will wish to copy in her own size. "Glamour"
Ilene Beckerman s sleek little memoir . . . strikes a startling chord. . . . Unsettling and oddly powerful. "People"
Surprisingly poetic. "Entertainment Weekly"
A] poignant biography. . . . This little book will charm anyone with an interest in style. "USA Today "
Ilene Beckerman s runaway bestseller articulates something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. From her Brownie uniform to her Pucci knockoff to her black strapless Rita Hayworth style dress from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, Ilene Beckerman tells us the story of her life.
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