Love, Loss, and What I Wore


By Ilene Beckerman

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Great books never go out of style, and the New York Times recently re-recommended this classic bestseller, an illustrated gem, "Ilene Beckerman's heavy-hitting mini-memoir of a stylish life.”

Beckerman’s runaway bestseller —adapted into an Off-Broadway hit by Nora and Delia Ephron — articulates something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. From her Brownie uniform to her Pucci knockoff to her black strapless Rita Hayworth-style dress from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, Beckerman tells us the story of her life.

“Illuminates the experience of an entire generation of women . . . This small gem of a book is worthy of a Tiffany box.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A memoir every reader will wish to copy in her own size.” —Glamour
“Ilene Beckerman’s sleek little memoir . . . strikes a startling chord. . . . Unsettling and oddly powerful.” —People
“Surprisingly poetic.” —Entertainment Weekly
“[A] poignant biography. . . . This little book will charm anyone with an interest in style.” —USA Today 

On Sale
Apr 8, 2005
Page Count
144 pages
Algonquin Books

Ilene Beckerman

Ilene Beckerman

About the Author

Ilene Beckerman was nearly sixty when she began her writing career. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Ladies’ Home Journal. She has judged People’s “Best and Worst Dressed” issue and has traveled the country, speaking to women’s groups. “Sometimes,” she says, “i feel like Grandma Moses—she didn’t start until later in life either—but i try not to look like her.”

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