Autobiography of a Wardrobe by Elizabeth Kendall

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Saddle shoes. Camp shorts. Girdles. Bell-bottoms. Each plays a significant role as we follow B., the wardrobe's owner, through her buttoned-up Midwestern childhood to the freedom of miniskirts, sundresses, and New York City. We watch as B. copes with the untimely death of her mother, makes a go of glamorous magazine work, and, after the inevitable false starts and fashion missteps, finally comes into her own.Part memoir, part fashion and cultural history of the last five decades, Autobiography of a Wardrobe is an exploration of the clothes each generation has embraced and the smallest details in which we are able to seek comfort and meaning.

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Elizabeth Kendall is the author of Autobiography of a Wardrobe, Where She Danced, The Runaway Bride, and American Daughter, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, among other periodicals. In 2004-2005 she was a fellow at the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, and in 2006 she received a Fulbright grant to do research in St. Petersburg, Russia. She lives in New York City.
Published April 29, 2008 by Anchor. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Kendall (American Daughter: Discovering My Mother, 2000, etc.) tells her clothing-centric life story in her wardrobe's voice.

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