THE RED LEATHER DIARY: RECLAIMING A LIFE THROUGH THE PAGES OF A LOST JOURNA L.

THE RED LEATHER DIARY: RECLAIMING A LIFE THROUGH THE PAGES OF A LOST JOURNA L.

By: Koppel, Lily

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For more than half a century, the red leather diary languished inside a ste amer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it foun d its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lo ck and journeyed into an enthralling past. The diary painted a breathtaking portrait of a bygone New York-of glamorous nights at El Morocco and elegan t teas at Schrafft's during the 1920s and '30s-and of the headstrong, endea ring teenager who filled its pages with her hopes, heartaches, and vivid re collections. Intrigued, Koppel followed her only clue, a frontispiece inscr iption, to its now ninety-year-old owner, Florence Wolfson, and was enchant ed as Florence, reunited with her diary, rediscovered a lost younger self b urning with artistic fervor. Joining intimate interviews with original diary entries, The Red Leather Diary re-creates the romance and promise of a remarkable era and brings to life the true story of a daring, precocious young dreamer.

Title: THE RED LEATHER DIARY: RECLAIMING A LIFE THROUGH THE PAGES OF A LOST JOURNA L.

Author Name: Koppel, Lily

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2009

ISBN Number: 0061256781

ISBN Number 13: 9780061256783

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000034016