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I didnt mind the pictures of the author's family. I did mind seeing Lilly Pulitzer identified as a tall, thin blonde (a friend standing next to the actual Lilly, who was a bit stumpy at the time, with dark skin, hair and eyes.) For all of the talk about the Lilly Pulitzer dresses, she should be able to identify Lilly herself! She also misidentified Luke Wilson as Owen Wilson in a picture of The Royal Tenenbaums. Liked the other pictures though, not bad.
Gorgeous images as well as a glimpse into a life that many do not ever get to experience. The author shares family stories and anecdotes about her friends, but we are forgiving because we want to know. Nicely done.
I was excited to read this book just from a review in a magazine, but I was a little disappointed. It's more of a "fun" read when you want to breeze through something and not think too much. It's quite predictable; not too many surprises. But my husband read it also and he thought it was good.
Pretty boring, with a lot of pictures of the author's family. The Preppie Handbook did it better and it was funny. At least two editorial glitches: referring to Cleveland Amory as Cleveland Armory and showing a picture of CZ Guest in an evening coat by Mainbocher (first shown in Vogue) and calling it a "housecoat." Not bloody likely.