City of Girls

City of Girls From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don t have to be a good girl to be a good person Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret but mostly pleasure , City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.In 1940, nineteen year old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman year performance Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand dame actress, a lady killer writer, and no nonsense stage manager But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.Now ninety five years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it At some point in a woman s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time, she muses After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is. Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other. Best Read City of Girls Author Elizabeth Gilbert For Kindle ePUB or eBook – rarefishingbooks.co.uk Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken c Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken care of without a thought to how it happened Then Vivian flunks out of her first year of Vassar because going to class didn t interest her and she is shipped off to live with her Aunt Peg, in New York C
Vivian Morris is an elderly woman recounting the days of her youth in this frolic through 1940 s New York She s a nineteen year old virgin when she journeys to the city to live in her Aunt Peg s crumbling theater, the Lily Playhouse Hers is a tale of late night carousing and rambunctious sexual exploration, followed by war, maturation, and the mundane trivialities of becoming an adult In the preview to this Advanced Uncorrected Proof, Gilbert writes that she wants this book to go down like a Vivian Morris is an elderly woman recounting the days of her youth in this frolic through 1940 s New York She s a nineteen year old virgin when she journeys to the city to live in her Aunt Peg s crumbling theater, the Lily Playhouse Hers is a tale of late night carousing and rambunctious sexual exploration, followed by war, maturation, and the mundane trivialities of becoming an adult In the preview to this Advanced Uncorrected Proof, Gilbert writes that she wants this book to go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and fun. And it nearly does, thanks to occasional bursts of humor, its lively cast of characters, and the glitz and glam of theater life The narrative starts slow but reall
this sounds a lot like evelyn hugowhich means I m either gonna hate it or love it Just finished this book in a marathon reading session on the beach It was vibrant and deep and complicated and lovely Time well spent and something any Liz Gilbert fan will enjoy For that matter, something that those who are not her fans will enjoy as well if they are people who love New York
Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this book And Gilbert says My goal was to write a book that would go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and f Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this book And Gilbert says My goal was to write a book that would go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and fun So she did This is a coming of age story of Vivian, a very likeable and vivid character She s 19 when we start following her, a college drop out coming from a wealthy family She moves to New York to live with her eccentric aunt Peg, who owns a theatre, and then, her adventures begi
5 stars for the joyous first half packed with youthful hedonism and joie de vivre 3 stars for the quieter andsober second half, lifted by a wise narrator, depictions of independent women and a very unusual love story 4 stars overall Full revi
This book was everything I could have possibly wanted and . 21 5 19I had so much darn fun reading this book, honestly Going through Vivian life was riveting, so utterly exciting Loved it A review will up on my channel soon D7 5 19A sincere thank you to Riverhead Bo
I ve read several other books by Elizabeth Gilbert and thoroughly enjoyed them, but not this one At first I thought it amusing, but after awhile all the joie de vivre became boring I also thought that the book went on too long It could have been pared down. This started out with so much promise NYC in the 1940 s, theater scene, bawdy characters But, the reminiscence by an elderly Vivian lacked the electric excitement that would have been there if we were living the story along with 19 year old Vivian The pacing was also odd long drawn out parts and then the end seemed to rush through to tie up loose ends I did enjoy the plot, which had many laugh out loud moments and didn t take itself too seriously The colorful characters and the showbiz b This started out with so much promise NYC in the 1940 s, theater scene, bawdy characters But, the reminiscence by an elderly Vivian lacked the electric excitement that would have been there if we were living the story along with 19 year old Vivian The pacing was also odd long drawn out parts and then the en
Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken c Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken care of without a thought to how it happened Then Vivian flunks out of her first year of Vassar because going to class didn t interest her and she is shipped off to live with her Aunt Peg, in New York C
Vivian Morris is an elderly woman recounting the days of her youth in this frolic through 1940 s New York She s a nineteen year old virgin when she journeys to the city to live in her Aunt Peg s crumbling theater, the Lily Playhouse Hers is a tale of late night carousing and rambunctious sexual exploration, followed by war, maturation, and the mundane trivialities of becoming an adult In the preview to this Advanced Uncorrected Proof, Gilbert writes that she wants this book to go down like a Vivian Morris is an elderly woman recounting the days of her youth in this frolic through 1940 s New York She s a nineteen year old virgin when she journeys to the city to live in her Aunt Peg s crumbling theater, the Lily Playhouse Hers is a tale of late night carousing and rambunctious sexual exploration, followed by war, maturation, and the mundane trivialities of becoming an adult In the preview to this Advanced Uncorrected Proof, Gilbert writes that she wants this book to go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and fun. And it nearly does, thanks to occasional bursts of humor, its lively cast of characters, and the glitz and glam of theater life The narrative starts slow but reall
this sounds a lot like evelyn hugowhich means I m either gonna hate it or love it Just finished this book in a marathon reading session on the beach It was vibrant and deep and complicated and lovely Time well spent and something any Liz Gilbert fan will enjoy For that matter, something that those who are not her fans will enjoy as well if they are people who love New York
Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this book And Gilbert says My goal was to write a book that would go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and f Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this book And Gilbert says My goal was to write a book that would go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and fun So she did This is a coming of age story of Vivian, a very likeable and vivid character She s 19 when we start following her, a college drop out coming from a wealthy family She moves to New York to live with her eccentric aunt Peg, who owns a theatre, and then, her adventures begi
5 stars for the joyous first half packed with youthful hedonism and joie de vivre 3 stars for the quieter andsober second half, lifted by a wise narrator, depictions of independent women and a very unusual love story 4 stars overall Full revi
This book was everything I could have possibly wanted and . 21 5 19I had so much darn fun reading this book, honestly Going through Vivian life was riveting, so utterly exciting Loved it A review will up on my channel soon D7 5 19A sincere thank you to Riverhead Bo
I ve read several other books by Elizabeth Gilbert and thoroughly enjoyed them, but not this one At first I thought it amusing, but after awhile all the joie de vivre became boring I also thought that the book went on too long It could have been pared down. This started out with so much promise NYC in the 1940 s, theater scene, bawdy characters But, the reminiscence by an elderly Vivian lacked the electric excitement that would have been there if we were living the story along with 19 year old Vivian The pacing was also odd long drawn out parts and then the end seemed to rush through to tie up loose ends I did enjoy the plot, which had many laugh out loud moments and didn t take itself too seriously The colorful characters and the showbiz b This started out with so much promise NYC in the 1940 s, theater scene, bawdy characters But, the reminiscence by an elderly Vivian lacked the electric excitement that would have been there if we were living the story along with 19 year old Vivian The pacing was also odd long drawn out parts and then the en

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • City of Girls
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • English
  • 17 January 2017
  • 1594634734