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The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull

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In June 1931, the battered body of a stunningly beautiful girl-about-town with the unlikely name of Starr Faithfull washed up on a New York beach. She was twenty-five years old when she died, and had lived with her family on fashionable St. Luke's Place in Greenwich Village, three doors away from the home of Mayor Jimmy Walker. The tabloids had a field day: Had Starr been ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published October 11th 1994 by Knopf
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Hattiehathaway
Oct 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
The true story of Starr Faithfull is a fascinating one indeed... Starr was 1930s jazz baby whose lifeless body was found floating in the Long Island Sound. How or why she died remains a mystery that Vanderbilt makes no real attempt to solve. Indeed, the writing here is particularly graceless, and the tale lapses into awkward graphic descriptions of sexual interludes, delusions and what may very well be madness. I suspect that Starr's actual "Memory Book" (her diary) which was either lost or dest ...more
Mandy
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book was SO graphic, I only got half the way through. I'm no prude, but the things she was talking about were.....well,it WAS a true story, so maybe that's why I was creeped out. Yes, Starr Faithfull WAS a real person.
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Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is the author of four memoirs and two novels. She contributes to various publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Elle, and has received two honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts. She lives in New York City.
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