The glamour! The grit! The mayhem! The FUN! I just wrapped up my FAVORITE book of this summer — City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. And yes, we’re talking about the same author behind the #1 New York Times bestsellers Eat Pray Love and The Signature of all Things.
In a nutshell, City of Girls is 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. 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.
It’s the kind of book you can’t put down and are entirely sad when the journey is over. Trust!
Photo by Elizabeth Gilbert