Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I didn't keep a lot of her books. Most of them were either "old people" books (staying young, prescription drug interactions, vitamins, healthy cooking), saccharine book club romance novels, and random religious tracts given to her by visits that she was too polite to refuse (she had 6 family bibles; I think that was enough even for her).
I kept a few, this being one of them. I know Edith Head as a Hollywood costume designer, and I'm not particularly surprised that she wrote a book, but this is a serious piece of social history, in addition to a book about clothes.
Actually, a lot of the advice (other than that man-getting bit) is still pretty spot on.
And I love the illustrations. If you want your own piece of social history, it's available here.