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The Resource Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

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Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Title
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, "in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it." Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now--her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl--but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed--and has not
Summary
Embarking on a walk across Manhattan on New Year's Eve in 1984, eighty-five-year-old Lillian Boxfish recalls her long and eventful life, which included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America, whose career was cut short by marriage and loss
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10541411
Cataloging source
BT
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1980-
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Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21397623
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847661
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21397623
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847661
Lccn
2017001363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
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