Loose Diamonds by Amy Ephron
...and other things I've lost (and found) along the way

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In Loose Diamonds, an engaging collection of essays and observations, Amy Ephron, the acclaimed, award-winning author of the One Sunday Morning and A Cup of Tea, paints a rich, vivid, and comic portrait of modern living from a modern woman’s perspective. Fans of the writings of Amy Sedaris and Joan Didion’s Slouching Toward Bethlehem will enjoy Ephron’s funny, incisive take on the intricate weave of a woman’s world.
 

About Amy Ephron

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Amy Ephron is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels One Sunday Morning and A Cup of Tea. Her magazine pieces and essays have appeared in Vogue; Saveur; House Beautiful; the National Lampoon; the Los Angeles Times; the Huffington Post; Defamer; her own online magazine, One for the Table; and various other print and online publications. She recently directed a short film, Chloe@3AM, which was featured at the American Cinematheque’s Focus on Female Directors Short Film Showcase in January 2011. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan Rader, and any of their five children who happen to drop in.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by William Morrow. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Readers may find it difficult to conjure much empathy for a woman who disparages Elizabeth Taylor’s gigantic diamond ring as extravagant, but laments the theft of her own baubles fashioned by the likes of Tiffany, Cartier and Elsa Peretti.

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Novelist Ephron (and sister of Nora, Delia, and Hallie) has some colorful and memorable decades under her belt, which she gives a glimpse of in this essay collection.

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Taking refuge in the outside world, Amy stumbled upon people and places that were sometimes magical, sometimes dark and all the time interesting.

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We’re introduce to memorable characters from Ephron’s youth, like the Birdman, who invited her into his Spanish-style home slash exotic aviary, or Honey, the Cristal-guzzling Southern belle, struggling with one illicit love affair after another and ordering more and more “champagne by the case...

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New York Journal of Books

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“All of these fascinating experiences and relationships described in Loose Diamonds .

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Los Angeles Times

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Amy Ephron drops names and shares more common life experiences in essays in 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way.'

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