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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Ilene Beckerman has found a way to articulate something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. In this original and eloquent book, Gingy, as Ilene is called, tells the story of her life through the clothes she wore.

From her Brownie uniform to her Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, Gingy offers a closet full of memories. She remembers her prom dresses, her wedding dresses, and her starting-over-her-new-life dresses.

Gingy is Everywoman. She's a wise old friend who's survived divorce, the death of a child, the quirks of friends and family, crushes and heartbreak and bursts of joy and happiness. Like all of us, she likes to look nice while she's pursuing happiness. In Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Gingy invites us to reflect on our own lives and remember what we wore. Her Pucci was a copy and her Rita Hayworth-style strapless was from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, but Gingy is the real thing.

Synopsis:

Just as a familiar old song can bring into focus an event from the past, so for Gingy Beckerman, the clothes in her closet are like a magic key opening a door to the past. From her Brownie uniform to her Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress and her Rita Hayworth-style strapless from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, each outfit in LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE tells its own story. All together, they tell the story of a life. "A memoir every reader will wish to copy in her own size."--Glamour. Now in its 4th printing. Over 103,000 copies in print.

About the Author

Ilene Beckerman was nearly sixty when she began her writing career. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Ladies' Home Journal. She has judged People's "Best and Worst Dressed" issue and has traveled the country, speaking to women's groups. "Sometimes," she says, "i feel like Grandma Moses--she didn't start until later in life either--but i try not to look like her."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121119
Author:
Beckerman, Ilene
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Biography.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- New York (State)
Subject:
Autobiography/General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19950109
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.28x5.96x.66 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565121119 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ilene Beckerman has found a way to articulate something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. In this original and eloquent book, Gingy, as Ilene is called, tells the story of her life through the clothes she wore.

From her Brownie uniform to her Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, Gingy offers a closet full of memories. She remembers her prom dresses, her wedding dresses, and her starting-over-her-new-life dresses.

Gingy is Everywoman. She's a wise old friend who's survived divorce, the death of a child, the quirks of friends and family, crushes and heartbreak and bursts of joy and happiness. Like all of us, she likes to look nice while she's pursuing happiness. In Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Gingy invites us to reflect on our own lives and remember what we wore. Her Pucci was a copy and her Rita Hayworth-style strapless was from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, but Gingy is the real thing.

"Synopsis" by , Just as a familiar old song can bring into focus an event from the past, so for Gingy Beckerman, the clothes in her closet are like a magic key opening a door to the past. From her Brownie uniform to her Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress and her Rita Hayworth-style strapless from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, each outfit in LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE tells its own story. All together, they tell the story of a life. "A memoir every reader will wish to copy in her own size."--Glamour. Now in its 4th printing. Over 103,000 copies in print.
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