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Posted November 26, 2000
This is a story about living in NYC in the 50's. It is a true story. Mary Cantwell writes about her young married life. It is great to get a sense of just what it was like in the 50's, right down to the kind of food that was served at dinner parties. Perhaps the best part of this book is the brutal honestly with which Miss Cantwell writes. She is very hard on herself and holds no allusions about herself. I love how she refers to her husband by a first initial only and how she calls her daughters Snow White and, I think, Sleeping Beauty. She writes is a straightforward, simple style but has wonderful insight and observations. She also loves NYC and writes the book from address to address within the city--something a New Yorker can relate to!! This book is often found in the travel essay section of a book store.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.