Saturday, July 7, 2012

AUDREY and GIRL BOSS


You're in for a treat if you're a fan of Audrey Hepburn, as FIFTH AVENUE, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson is a well researched book that not only examines the making of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but is narrated by one of the most listenable and prolific of narrators, Grover Gardner. What was it like for producers and adapters trying to interpret Truman Capote's book in an age when female screen characters were limited in scope to either rich or poor, nice or naughty? Audrey changed the depiction of women in the movies, but many surprising facts behind the scenes reveal that serendipity played a role, along with risk taking, in creating a classic that shook the worlds of both fashion and culture. This is a humorous yet exhaustive look back, made ever interesting by a masterful reading. Be sure to listen to these, too.

GIRLBOSS by "Nasty Gal" Sophia Amoruso is narrated by Sara Jes Austell. Sophia turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Order by searching the link to the upper right, or by clicking directly on the image shown at http://TowerReview.com/Fashion.html 



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