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What We Do For Love
     

What We Do For Love

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by Ilene Beckerman, Kathy Garver (Read by)
 

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In What We Do For Love, Ilene Beckermen tells her funny, sometimes heartbreaking story that every woman who's ever searched for love will recognize. The First Crush. The phone call that doesn't come. The makeovers after the breakups. And the exchange of marriage vows. Beckerman looks back on a lifetime of trying to find true love. She remembers sneaking out

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In What We Do For Love, Ilene Beckermen tells her funny, sometimes heartbreaking story that every woman who's ever searched for love will recognize. The First Crush. The phone call that doesn't come. The makeovers after the breakups. And the exchange of marriage vows. Beckerman looks back on a lifetime of trying to find true love. She remembers sneaking out of the house to neck with her high school boyfriend, dancing cheek-to-cheek with her first husband, and settling down with her second. But even he is not the man of her dreams. Through it all, Beckerman holds on to the possibility that there might be someone out there who's just right for her. And, as it turns out, there is. What We Do For Love is a moving, humorous reminder that when it comes to love almost anything is possible.

"Beckerman's phenomenal memory for detail allows her to recreate moments from her lovelorn past that most adult listeners will relate to with relish. Beckerman is funny, self-effacing and inspirational. Even better, her author's voice translates to the spoken word with dead-on timing."—Today's Librarian

"This is fresh and appealing material, with a personal flair that lends itself to audio adaptation."—Publishers Weekly

Author Bio: Ilene Beckerman, author of the critically-lauded Love, Loss, And What I Wore, grew up in Manhattan with her older sister, Blossom, and her two best friends, Gay and Dora. She is the vice president of an advertising agency based in New Jersey.

Narrator Bio: Kathy Garver is best known for her role as "Cissy" in the CBS prime time hit, "Family Affair," one of the most enduring television shows of the 1960s. She has also performed in countless films, including The Ten Commandments, Apollo 13, Parenthood, and Backdraft, and has narrated several audiobooks.

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Publishers Weekly
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.
Todays Librarian
Beckerman’s phenomenal memory for detail allows her to recreate moments from her lovelorn past that most adult listeners will relate to with relish. Beckerman is funny, self-effacing and inspirational. Even better, her author’s voice translates to the spoken word with dead-on timing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885408297
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
For Women Ser.
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.75(d)

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