Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman

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Ilene "Gingy" Beckerman's beloved and bestselling book has been adapted for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron. The star-studded Off-Broadway show is receiving rave reviews, as did the book:

“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.


About Ilene Beckerman

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Ilene Beckerman was nearly sixty when she began herwriting career. Her articles have appeared in many places, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Ladies Home Journal; she has judged a People magazines Best and Worst Dressed issue; and her books have been translated into German, Japanese, French, and Portuguese. She travels the country giving her funny and wise talks to large audiences. Sometimes, she says, I feel like Grandma Moses she didnt start until latein life either but I try not to look like her.
Published April 8, 2005 by Algonquin Books. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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This captivating little pictorial autobiography for adults, a life told through clothes, features Beckerman's brightly colored drawings of the vestments she wore at different times in her life, accomp

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