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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marjorie Hart Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780062027122
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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 day job replete with Tiffany blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's—and the envy of all their friends.

Hart takes us back to the magical time 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 Café 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this glorious once-upon-a-time fairy tale come true, two beautiful college debs from Iowa make it to New York City, end up working at Tiffany’s and living the dream of every career girl of the 1940s. Marjorie Hart’s charming and delicious account of her most memorable summer captures a time when women had moxie, wore proper hats and gloves, and burned with ambition to make it in the big city. I loved every moment!”

    Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Call this honey-dipped memoir the distaff side of the Greatest Generation…Neither sentimental nor saccharine, this book offers insights into the women who lived through World War II. It’s a perfect Mother’s Day gift.”

    USA Today

  • “The company should put this book on prominent display in its stores, for heaven’s sake—it’s that much of a paean to the Tiffany glory days.”

    Buffalo News

  • “Hart’s infectious vivacity resonates with a madcap immediacy, delectably capturing the city’s heady vibrancy and a young girl’s guileless enchantment.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Erickson | 2/18/2014

    " A very fun read! As a devotee of all things robin egg blue, it was wonderful to imagine Marjorie Hart the summer of 1945 in New York City working at Tiffany! Very sweet and poignant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susannah | 2/17/2014

    " a fluffy, cute book. i breezed through it quite quickly. it's nice to read a memoir that is upbeat, for a change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/16/2014

    " A gentle and lovely memoir of a young woman's summer job at Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue during the last months of WWII. Loaded with style and grace, Marjorie Hart's memoir evokes the era so well; gloves and heels, decorum and mischief. A sweet book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2014

    " I really liked the story and reading a first-hand account of the time period, but I didn't care for the style of writing at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kenpen | 2/5/2014

    " What an experience the author had! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances Kulovitz | 1/16/2014

    " I really liked this. Set in the 40's, two girls set off for New York and get summer jobs at Tiffany's. It's a true story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara Keith | 1/11/2014

    " A cute summer book. Very light about two young women from Iowa who spend their summer vacation in NYC and land a job at Tiffany. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carrietracy | 1/1/2014

    " I'm usually a fan of WWII books and I'm certainly a fan of Tiffany. This was a light quick read about the summer at the end of the war when the author became one of the first female pages to work at Tiffany & Co. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne-marie | 1/1/2014

    " .A summer read; I would have been annoyed by it otherwise, I think. Clean, moral, a memory story with only good things to say. Perhaps as the author says we DO need more books like this. I'm just not certain who the "we" is in that generalization "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Stirling | 12/23/2013

    " Enjoyable, easy summer read that realy seemed to capture the flavor of the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clacie | 12/17/2013

    " Boring book & I am glad to be done with it. I found the characters annoying. Some stories are better told than read & I think this may be an example of that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 11/5/2013

    " It was okay. I liked the stories... but it wasn't a memoir about growth. If it were my Grandma I'd love it, but as something to read about someone else, I wanted more meaning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 11/4/2013

    " This book was a disappointment. It lacked enough depth to take it to that next level. I would have liked more information about the author's feelings about the events of World War II. Overall, the whole thing just seemed too perky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pooch | 10/27/2013

    " Cute story based on the author's experiences in New York during the mid-1940's at the end of WWII. The atmosphere of the era is strongly portrayed. A sweet, happy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susann | 10/5/2013

    " A quick and breezy leave-behind book from Kate's visit. It put me in mind of a gentler version of My Sister Eileen. Impossible to not describe Hart as lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Lennert Murra | 5/28/2013

    " A sparkling memoir filled with my favorite kind of vintage glamour. It would have been lovely to be in Marjorie's shoes (or shirtwaist dress) during her tenure at Tiffany. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/15/2013

    " This is the story of a woman looking back on the best summer of her life, and what a summer it was! She and her friend were the first women ever employed by Tiffany's, what a job! It was a cute story, but clearly not written by an experienced author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Labarry | 5/1/2013

    " A quick fun read. A girls story of her summer job at Tiffany & Co. in the 1940's. Loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/18/2013

    " This was a selection from PEO bookclub. Very light a perfect summer read that you can easliy read in a day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Lindaman | 2/8/2013

    " A light read for sure, a cupcake of a book!---fun to read of a summer job at Tiffany's, in NYC,in the fourties "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/9/2013

    " What a fun read, 2 young Iowa women spend the summer of 1945 as the first women pages at Tiffany and Company. They have no money but plenty of spunk. I am going to recommend this to my special friend, Jane. I think she will appreciate the references to happenings during WWII "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/11/2012

    " Good "beach read" but not anything amazing. I enjoyed it though and it was a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/4/2012

    " What a fun look at New York in 1945! Marjorie's tale of working as a page at Tiffany is full of delicious details that beautifully recreate life in that era. An entertaining charm of a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/28/2012

    " An absolutely delightful based-on-real-life story about two college girls from Iowa who travel to New York for a summer during the 1940s, land remarkable jobs at Tiffany & Co., and enjoy all sorts of adventures in New York City. One of the most charming and entertaining books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 10/26/2012

    " The only reason I give this book more than 2 stars is simply because of its great insight into the attitudes and lives of the younger generation then. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claudia Douris | 9/11/2012

    " This is a very quick read.. one day will do it. Very simple story about a young girls summer in NYC in the 1940's working at Tiffany on 5th Ave. It reminded me of my mother's stories while when she worked in Manhattan as a young woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 10/22/2011

    " This is a delightful little book based in New York City 1945. Very light quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 6/19/2011

    " A very sweet book. Lovely story of two of the first female pages at Tiffany, NYC. It's a quick read and excellent for the beach. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marsha | 5/18/2011

    " Dribble. Can't believe anyone could rate this boring name dropper any higher than 1. If I could I would rate it zero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/17/2011

    " Fun, easy beach read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/17/2011

    " This was a seriously fun book book for the beach--a quick read (I read it in day), cute, and it reminded me of my big summer in NYC almost a decade ago. Thank goodness for good times and good friends! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/16/2011

    " Enjoyable, easy summer read that realy seemed to capture the flavor of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 5/12/2011

    " A sparkling memoir filled with my favorite kind of vintage glamour. It would have been lovely to be in Marjorie's shoes (or shirtwaist dress) during her tenure at Tiffany. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/11/2011

    " Very light read - interesting - but no meat at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzannelees | 5/11/2011

    " A delightful read! Quick too! Great trip back in time...a wonderful summer read.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne | 4/26/2011

    " I thought it was horribly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/25/2011

    " I've always been drawn to the 1940's and loved to listen to my grandmother tell me stories from back then..........what a fantastic memoir, what a beautiful read!!! I loved every minute of this book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 4/21/2011

    " This book was okay - a very quick read but not too exciting. A story of a college girl's summer working at Tiffany & Co in NYC in the 1940s but not a riveting plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 4/13/2011

    " When I picked up this book I had no idea it was a true story. That made me get even more engaged in the story of the young women spending their summer working at Tiffany. As someone who has always had a little obsession with Tiffany, it was truly a cute and uplifting story. "

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