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Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany

Author: Marjorie Hart

Year Published: 2010

Description: It was the summer of 1945 when Marjorie Jacobson and Marty Garrett arrived in New York City hoping to find work at a department store. The pair became the first women to work on the sales floor of Tiffany & Co., as chronicled in Marjorie Hart’s bestselling memoir Summer at Tiffany. In the true story of the summer she’s “never forgotten,” Hart recounts the ups and downs of her life in the city, from the embarrassment of showing up woefully unprepared, to the glamor of a visit from Judy Garland. This book tells the tale of a small-town girl finding her way through her first big-city job.

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Summer at Tiffany

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