Summer at Tiffany (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
101 Reviews

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 women to ever work on the sales floor—a diamond-filled day job replete with Tiffany blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's—and the envy of all their friends.

Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty rubbed elbows with the rich and famous; pinched pennies to eat at the Automat; experienced nightlife at La Martinique; and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland's honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Café society, she fell in love, learned unforgettable lessons, made important decisions that would change her future, and created the remarkable memories she now shares with all of us.

  

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This lovely novel could be thought, at a first sight, for a fictional novel. Instead, this is the true story of a beautiful summer spent in New York City by Mrs Hart and her friend Marty in the 1945 ... Read full review

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Infused with numerous historical details (including a New York Times article about a B-25 Army bomber crashing into the Empire State Building on July 28th!), this memoir turned out to be more ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
30
Section 4
42
Section 5
56
Section 6
73
Section 7
82
Section 8
97
Section 15
169
Section 16
175
Section 17
186
Section 18
196
Section 19
207
Section 20
220
Section 21
229
Section 22
241

Section 9
105
Section 10
115
Section 11
124
Section 12
138
Section 13
148
Section 14
158
Section 23
253
Section 24
259
Section 25
265
Section 26
275
Section 27
285
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About the author (2009)

Marjorie Hart is the former chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of San Diego and a professional cellist. She lives in La Mesa, California.

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