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  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
  • Lily Koppel
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 9780061256783

10 thoughts on “The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

  1. says:

    Lily Koppel then 22 has just moved to New York to work for the Times The superintendent of her brownstone has decided once and for all to move years of forgotten items to the dumpster Of these items is a red leather diary inside of

  2. says:

    At first I thought it was the fact that I couldn't relate to Florence's life growing up that caused me to not like the book It's not that we grew up 60 years apart that caused me to unrelate it was her upper midd

  3. says:

    At the end of chapter 13So far this book is an inspiration of living life to its fullest Not because this teenager is necessarily wonderful than any other human being whose footsteps have fallen on this earth; but because you can read it and look at it from afar and touch its edges of life lived; as if it's in a snow globe or behind a fog o

  4. says:

    Poorly written at times the narrative changed tense and narrator and it wasn't clear why and frustrating I would have wanted to read the diary not a fictionalized version of the diary

  5. says:

    I love that this journal was found in a dumpsteralmost gone forever but found And that Lily Koppel found the owner of the diary and returned it to herI was intrigued by all the treasures that were found in the steamer trunks and this journal added a voice to the other treasuresI loved the photos that were included in the book and all the historical information on ManhattanHow wonderful for Florence who had such a pass

  6. says:

    Here's the most interesting part of this bookLily Koppel was a gossip columnist for the New York Times when she found the re

  7. says:

    Subtitled Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost JournalLily Koppel was a young age 22 writer working at the New York Times when she stumbled upon a dumpster filled with old steamer trunks Her curiosity piued she started scavenging and among the vintage clothing handbags and general miscellanea she came across an old red leather diary its cover cracked and peeling It had originally been given to Florence Wolfson for her 14t

  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book That being said it was not great by any stretch It was almost as if the author just described and described things but nothing ever actually happened And the things that did happen weren't really stories just descriptions The concept was very neat although I wish that images from the diary h

  9. says:

    A rare book that can be read over again A found diary reveals a fascinating world infused with art love and literature A young journalist tracks down the woman whose 1930s world was hidden locked away in a trunk for almost 75 years and then is brought to light Crystal clear prose shimmer in this debut biographymemoir by Li

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book This is the true story of the discovery of a long forgotten diary The diary of Florence Wolfson lay undiscovered for over half a century until the author Lily Koppel finds it in a dumpster Koppel is a writer for the New York Times and was naturally curious about the content of the diary She searc

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The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

“A world straight from the pages of an F Scott Fitzgerald novel An extraordinary story about coming of age following your dreams and discovering or rediscovering who you are were and want to be”  ParadeRescued from a Dumpster on the Upper West Side of Manhattan a discarded diary brings to life the glamorous forgotten world of an extraordinary young womanOpening t. Lily Koppel then 22 has just moved to New York to work for the Times The superintendent of her brownstone has decided once and for all to move years of forgotten items to the dumpster Of these items is a red leather diary inside of a trunk that Lily rescues The diary s author is a nonagenarian named Florence Howitt nee Wolfson I find the 14 19 year old Florence to be a sophisticated woman for her time Not only did she receive a bachelors from Hunter College and a masters from Barnard during the depression she also became a successful artist and writer Most women of the age if they attended college at all were happy to receive their Mrs degree Additionally Florence was well versed in all the art forms of the day and at 91 can still uote the masters of her youth Also she was accomplished in tennis and horseback riding which were not viewed as feminine pastimes 80 years ago Florence looking back says that after marriage she lead an ordinary life in the Connecticut suburbs Reading about young Florence her life and relationships seems anything but normal She might not have accomplished all she set out at 14 but she seems to have lived a full life As she and Lily both say the diary is her gift The one drawback I have noticed from other reviews is that the prose jumps from Lily s voice to Florence s I don t find that to be choppy after all this is a diary If anything Lily s commentary keeps us rooted in the present in an otherwise window to the past I would recommend this book It offers us a glimpse into 1930s America Usually this era is viewed as the gloomy depression We are not given snapshots of people who managed to achieve despite the bleakness of the decade Red Leather Diary manages to do that by giving us a life just beginning with little mention of the despair that most have heard about many times Thank you Florence for sharing your diary and Lily for putting it in book form A light and charming read I rate this memoir 35 stars

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He tarnished brass lock of a red leather diary found in the basement of a New York City apartment building New York Times writer Lily Koppel embarked on a journey into the past Compelled by the hopes and heartaches captured in the pages Koppel set out to find the diary’s owner a 90 year old woman named Florence Eventually reunited with her diary Florence ventured bac. Poorly written at times the narrative changed tense and narrator and it wasn t clear why and frustrating I would have wanted to read the diary not a fictionalized version of the diary

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K to the girl she once was rediscovering a lost self that burned with artistic fervorJoining intimate interviews with original diary entries The Red Leather Diary is an evocative and entrancing work that recreates the romance and glitter sophistication and promise of 1930s New York bringing to life the true story of a precocious young woman who dared to follow her drea. A rare book that can be read over again A found diary reveals a fascinating world infused with art love and literature A young journalist tracks down the woman whose 1930s world was hidden locked away in a trunk for almost 75 years and then is brought to light Crystal clear prose shimmer in this debut biographymemoir by Lily Koppel


About the Author: Lily Koppel

Lily Koppel is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Astronaut Wives Club Now an ABC Television Series Premiering June 18th at 8|7c and The Red Leather Diary An entertaining and uirky throwbackThis is truly a great snapshot of the times says Publisher's Weekly of The Astronaut Wives Club She has written for The New York Times The New York Times Magazine