Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer at Tiffany - A Memoir

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 ay job replete with Tiffany-blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller’s – and the envy of all their friends.

Looking back on that magical time in her life, Marjorie takes us back to 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 CafĂ© 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 in Summer at Tiffany, A Memoir by Marjorie Hart.

I was provided with the opportunity to review this book compliments of TLC Book Tours and found this book amazing and a must read. It is in the midst of WWII, and food rationing and stories in the newspapers and movie newsreels were common place. Since this book is a memoir you find out just what it is like to be a young college girl living in NYC at the height of the war. Times were hard as everyone was doing their part to aid in the war, from saving chewing gum wrappers and nylons to bacon grease. You even learn where they were making part of the atom bomb. This is a classic book that ties a personal touch to history during a time when we waited for news that the war would end.

For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase your copy in Tiffany trademark blue available in paperback only, click on the link below:

One lucky winner will win a copy of this book, simply be a follower of mine and share the best summer of your life in the comment section. Winner will be announced on June 9th. Please NO P.O. Boxes and this giveaway is for US and Canada residents only!


Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi Kat! I'm thinking of you and praying for you & Steve!"
Sending loads of love, hugs & prayers your way!

Heckety said...

Memoirs can be so uplifting, don't you think? And this one sounds like it is!
I'd be hard pushed to choose a best summer, although it would probably have been when we were teenagers still running wild round the countryside here, and then having a fortnight's family camping in France somewhere to help us with our school language exams. But every summer brings something memorable, things do seem to happen to us!!

Just Be Real said...

Kat, thanks for the post. Blessings to you and your family especially at this time.

teddytrump said...

Atom Bomb? wow that's sure very interesting :D

Denise said...

The best summer of my life, was the summer of 1985. Eddie and I had just got married in April.

Relyn Lawson said...

I read this book last summer and absolutely loved it. I was glad to see it here.

karenk said...

i enjoyed the summer after graduating from high school :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

SusanD said...

Hey Kat, This is an interesting sounding book. My best summer? There have been too many to choose just one. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

BTW, Prayers for you and Steve continue here. :)

Lynn said...

Kat, I'd love to have my name added in your giveaway! I am one of your followers. Thanks!

The best summer of my life was... back in 1977 when my now (ex) husband and our 2 children, ages 12and 6 and I took a 3 month trip around some of the states throughout the United States. We went as far West as San Francisco, Ca. and ended our trip down in Tampa, Fla. We stopped and visited a whole bunch of states during that summer that we traveled for 3 months in our motorhome.. It was the best memorable summer ever!

We had sold our home, and bought us a motorhome and decided that we'd travel across the U.S. and end our trip in Fla.. before school started. We put our furniture and belongings in storage..

I've not once ever regretted selling our home to travel the states.. We got to see alot of new places and got to do alot of new and different things too! Made for wonderful times and memories for everyone! Our (adult) kids and I still find ourselves talking about that vacation we all took back in 1977!


Carol said...

Sounds like an incredible read and one that I would love the opportunity to have a chance at winning.

Best summer of my life? Wow, it's hard to pick. One of my favorites was right after Shawn and I got married in May of 1994. We moved to Pittsburgh away from both of our families. We only had each other and God and it made for a stronger beginning in our marriage. We had fun swimming at the pool at our apartment building and traveling to see both of our families in NJ and Indiana.

Annesphamily said...

Always thinking of you and the family! Always in my prayers! Always thinking how generous you are giving away such great resources! Hugs Anne

Anita Yancey said...

The best summer of my life was the summer of 1975. I met the man who would become my husband a week later. Summer romance it's the greatest. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

So glad you enjoyed this one - it looks like a great read for just about anyone. Thanks for being part of the tour!