What We Do for Love

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Looking for love isn't easy, and it's never what you expect. WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE is a reminder of how true that is. Unlucky in love herself, "Gingy" Beckerman shows us there is always reason to keep trying. "Recaptures in words and line drawings young love in all its glorious agony and possibility."—Glamour; "Charmingly written and illustrated . . . this savory little truffle turns out to be surprisingly poignant, laced with the bitter, the rueful, and the sweet." —Good Housekeeping; "This book would make a ...

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Overview

Looking for love isn't easy, and it's never what you expect. WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE is a reminder of how true that is. Unlucky in love herself, "Gingy" Beckerman shows us there is always reason to keep trying. "Recaptures in words and line drawings young love in all its glorious agony and possibility."—Glamour; "Charmingly written and illustrated . . . this savory little truffle turns out to be surprisingly poignant, laced with the bitter, the rueful, and the sweet." —Good Housekeeping; "This book would make a perfect gift from a woman to her best woman friend."—Chattanooga Free Press. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB selection.

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Beckerman achieved a small but loyal cult following with her 1995 book, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore", which constructed a memoir of her life as a young adult in the 1950s and 1960s from remembrances of wearing specific outfits. In What We Do for Love, employing the same keen observational skills and quoting freely from old love letters written to her, she probes deeper, laying bare the details of the series of relationships she has had with men over the years. Humor works as a disarming foil for Beckerman; she depicts herself as a naive adventurer who allowed men to take advantage of her, in part thanks to the mores and customs of the day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565121805
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 7.34 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet 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.”

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