Book Review: Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

Title: Summer at Tiffany
Author: Marjorie Hart
Genre: Memoir, Non Fiction
Year Published: 2007
Format: Paperback
Source: I purchased this book.

Do you remember the best summer of your life?

Summer at Tiffany is Marjorie Hart‘s charming tale of working at Tiffany’s during the summer of 1945. Marjorie and her best friend Marty, naive sorority girls from the University of Iowa, are determined to spend the summer working in New York.

They somehow land jobs at Tiffany’s, the exclusive jewelry store, even though there had never been any women working on the floor. Marjorie and Marty work as pages, and spend a memorable summer as celebrities enter the store, the girls find romance, and try to survive on incredibly little money.

The summer of 1945 was a memorable one in New York, as an small airplane crashed into the Empire State Building, and World War II ended, sparking off wild celebrations in the streets of New York. New York was an innocent world of dances, Schrafft’s, and eating at the Automat.

This book is a lovely remembrance of a time long past but worth remembering.

Every week Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read host Follow My Book Blog Friday.

This week’s question:

In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.I don’t really know any soldiers personally, and since I’m a first-generation American, none of my relatives served in the American military. They may have served in either the Swedish or Danish military, though!

I’m wracking my brain to see if I can remember any soldiers from any books that I’ve read but I can’t! I tend to avoid war movies, although I do remember Saving Private Ryan! That’s it! Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan (WWII) and as Forrest Gump (Vietnam). Bubba Shrimp, anyone?

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