Going hand in handcomplementing and enhancingthese distinctive tales are the charming and colorful illustrations of noted New Mexico artist Kathy Hirshon. Together, they make a rare kind of book describing in words and pictures the long and accomplishment-filled life of a very special individual in a way that will captivate any reader interested in the personal story of a modern woman who is truly sui generis.
|Publisher:||Terra Nova Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
At age 20, her earlier outdoor garb evolved through her job at Vogue magazine which opened the door to fashion and travel … loves that have been touchstones of her high-energy life. At 45, residential real estate beckoned, and her turquoise aura was noticed by all, leading to the outfits it adorned, whether casual or formal, that became her passion and trademark.
Kathy Hirshon was born in St. Louis, Misouri, and moved to New York City after graduating from Fontbonne College.
She enjoyed a career in magazine publishing, working for the Hearst Corporation and Time Inc, among others. When she married Ken Hirshon in 1992, she moved the Stamford, Connecticut. There the Hirshons met the Rosenthals and fast became friends. Kathy and Ken also live in Santa Fe, now, where Kathy’s artwork has been represented at the Gaugy Gallery.
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From the Preface
I’m June . . . 94 and counting! It was such a joy to remember these tales and events, and to write the laughing, smiling episodes of my life for others to enjoyand me too!
This is a story of me . . . a woman who rarely conformed to the norms for American women of my generation. Blazing my own individual trail helped me achieve goals big and small while relishing each adventure to the fullest. My attitudes were taught to me by my dear mother and father. It was their love that formed the loft of my soar.
LOVE . . . oh, yes, and so much caring.
LAUGHTER . . . always chuckles and grins.
Read with a light heart and gleeful joy. Live the episodesas I didin neither black nor white but definitely shades of turquoise.
And if you should find inspiration, so much the better!