Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Summer Pix

Henceforth, The Stefanella Drive Thru Summer 2006 Recommended Reading List:

- Dispatches From the Edge Anderson Cooper. Currently on the NY Times bestseller list. A smooth read of Cooper's background, venture into journalism, impressions of his experiences and personal tribulations while covering war zones worldwide. The writing alternates between loose and detached and painfully personal. FYI: He grew up in an esteemed family where private party guests included Andy Warhol and Truman Capote

- Summer Crossing, Truman Capote. I didn't read his other famous novels and have never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's but felt it my duty to at least browse a little something of his. WELL worth it. His writing is sumptuous, colorful, juicy and full

- My Life in France, Julia Child & Alex Prud'homme. Just starting this one so I can't give a solid nada or nod. So far, however, Ms. Child's memoirs recapturing her self-launch into French cookery are evocative and appetizing

- The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger. I'm still on the library waitlist for this one. Impatient, I opted for the film which was fresh, funny and illuminating vis a vis the fashion industry. Meryl Streep was fab. Can't wait to read the book. Rumors flew a few years back that it is based upon true life experiences of a former Vogue employee

Short and sweet. Still have the latest Harry Potter to get through!

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