City of Girls

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • City of Girls
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • English
  • 16 October 2018
  • 1594634734

About the Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

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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. Free Read Kindle ePUB City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “City of Girls

  1. marilyn says:

    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 we...

  2. Hannah Greendale says:

    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 ...

  3. ✨ jamieson ✨ says:

    this sounds a lot like evelyn hugowhich means I m either gonna hate it or love it

  4. Umut Reviews says:

    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 theat...

  5. Kristina Libby says:

    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, somet...

  6. Roman Clodia says:

    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 review to follow closer to public...

  7. Lydia says:

    This book was everything I could have possibly wanted and .

  8. Toni says:

    Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are City of girls is a lifestory of Vivian Morris, a woman in her nineties, told in a letter to a younger woman Angela, whose connection to Vivian we do not discover until almost the end of the book Vivian came from a well off family I really enjoyed the description of Vivian s year at Vassar where she managed to fail every single class mainly due to a total lack of Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are City of girls is a lifestory of Vivian Morris, a woman in her nineties, told in a letter to a younger woman Angela, whose connection to Vivian we do not discover until almost the end of the book Vivian came from a well off family I really enjoyed the description of Vivian s year at Vassar where she managed to fail every single class mainly due to a total lack of interest Vivian was then sent to New York City to live with her Aunt Peg, an owner of theatre In her own words, Vivian was good at two things in her life sewing and sex The first skill she puts to work designing and making costumes for the plays in Aunt Peg s theatre The second, well, there was plenty of that too, as 19 year old Vivian throws herself into a life full of parties with other showgirls and all sorts of men In her preface Elizabeth Gilbert said that she wante...

  9. Ron Charles says:

    Gilbert s narrator is an old woman named Vivian, looking back at herself as a naive 19 year old who had just failed out of Vassar College She ranked 361 in a class of 362, surpassing only a girl who contracted polio Baffled by a daughter with no matrimonial or professional prospects, Vivian s parents send her off to an eccentric aunt who owns a crumbling theater in New York Light years from Broadway, Aunt Peg s Lily Playhouse offers cookie cutter musical comedies written on the fly for work Gilbert s narrator is an old woman named Vivian, looking back at herself as a naive 19 year old who had just failed out of Vassar College She ranked 361 in a class of 362, surpassing only a girl who contracted polio Baffled by a daughter with no matrimonial or professional prospects, Vivian s parents send her off to an eccentric aunt who owns a...

  10. The Artisan Geek says:

    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 Books for this copy of City of Girls I started this book off yesterday at the ...