Summer at Tiffany: A Memoir
From the publisher: "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. 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. Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty 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 Caf society, she fell in love, made important decisions that would change her future, and created remarkable memories."
“Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan…. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.”
“[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true….I loved every moment!”
—Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine
A memoir acclaimed as “reminiscent of The Best of Everything and Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (BookPage), Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart is the true story of two best friends experiencing the time of their lives in New York City during the summer of 1945. The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “Hart writes about that stylish summer with verve, recollecting with a touching purity a magical summer in Manhattan, seen through the eyes of two 21-year-olds, just as the end of World War II approached.”