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The Resource Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Title
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick "In my reckless and undiscouraged youth," Lillian Boxfish writes, "I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street ..." She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, "in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it." Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now -- her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl -- but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed -- and has not
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Kathleen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women poets
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-[277])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060683025
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781911547013
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964569433
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-[277])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060683025
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781911547013
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964569433

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