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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Author
Marjorie Hart, now 83, is the former chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of San Diego, a professional cellist, and author of Summer at Tiffany. She lives in La Mesa, California.