[E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal


  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
  • Lily Koppel
  • English
  • 24 September 2020
  • 9780061256783

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review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal review é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook “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. 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 of time You read and you know that there is a 90 year old woman sitting beside you fingers outstretched touching the same edge as you are stirring her own past inside herself She says she lives fully and passionately at 90 because of this reflection of self of the past the present and the future swimming together holding hands hearts beating in unison 90 year old Florence will tell you that there is no separate Me Yesterday Me Today Me Tomorrow There is only METhe comments I wrote in the Chicks on Lit book club discussion after finishing the book in its entiretyAs I come away from the book with some time to reflect I find I have some overwhelming thoughts Everything we read affects us differently depending on where we are in our lives I am in a transition Mourning the loss of a future I ll never have swimming upstream through the nagging desire to make my future my own and finally being immobilized by the realization that decisions are terribly difficult with no black or white answers Florence of course affected me becuase she was in a transition too what teenager isn t I don t think she would have married if she weren t pressured to do so though I believe that she did love Nat Oh what is love anyway Now that s a topic for another thread Flo wouldn t have done a damn thing to change her life if it weren t by force the force of her parents the force of the war the force of simple adulthood And as she looked back a 90 year old woman reflecting upon her youth she oozed a sense of loss with her words She said I m paraphrasing Yes I had a good life but never the life I d imagined At the end I found myself uestioning whether it s ok to live a life never imagined Can we feel satisfied looking back from 90 years old if our lives veered left right over under I think not If we want satisfaction we must embrace the unexpected lay aside all plans and swing as freely on our tethers as the wind allows only then may our aged selves sink into peace I look to Lily Koppel as well The image of her standing in a pink flapper dress the fusion of teenage Flo crone Flo and Lily herself beating as one heart inside one body Lily is us She is all of us A woman affected by an anonymous life scribbled on diary pages A woman in the midst of her own soul s path to peace Is she sitting at her desk as I am staring up at ceiling tiles Are you And you and you Are we women as one marching towards our future in the shadow of the adult Florence aching to make our lives our own I hope so I hope we are moving forward by inch and mile hand in hand together ready to take what comes I hope for myself that the day when I come into my crone self I can look back and say Yes I had a good life but never the life I d imagined And I loved every breath

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

review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal review é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. Here s the most interesting part of this bookLily Koppel was a gossip columnist for the New York Times when she found the red leather diary in a dumpster outside her building She decided to track down the owner who miraculously was 90 years old and still aliveHere s the rest of the bookThe owner of the diary Florence Wolfson grew up among the Manhattan elite in the 20s and 30s For Florence life was all about art plays music literature and sexual experimentation with both men and women She was self centered moody and melodramatic Florence grew up with virtually no parental guidance and no religious or moral convictionIt showedI thought in the intervening 70 years that maybe Florence would have learned what life is really about Instead when the diary was brought to her she said she felt that rest of her life she had not been true to the real person she was the person from the diary

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review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal review é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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


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  1. says: read The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal Lily Koppel ´ 0 free read review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel

    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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

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    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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 middle class lower upper class upbringing her lesbian trysts her uest for love to complete her that I couldn't relate too It all seemed unrealistic But then I realized I've read other recounts of people's lives th

  3. says: [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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

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    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal read The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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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    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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 th

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    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal Here's the most interesting part of this bookLily Koppel was a gossip columnist for the New York Times when she found the red leather diary in a dumpster outside her building She decided to track down the owner who

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    read The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal Lily Koppel ´ 0 free read 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

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    read The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel Lily Koppel ´ 0 free read 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 had been used ie her hand written wordsstory The format is where the author Lily Koppel would give an e

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    read The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal review Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Lily Koppel 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 fo

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    [E–book] The Red Leather Diary Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal 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 searched for the diary's author and 90 year old Florence told her all about her life in 1920s

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