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Breakfast with Tiffany by Edwin John Wintle
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Jul 17, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: 2006booklist
Read in February, 2006

Wintle, a 40-year-old, gay, obsessive-compulsive New Yorker, takes in his 13-year-old niece, Tiffany. Tiffany is being *saved* from her life in Connecticut, where she fought with her recovering alcoholic mother, associated with delinquents and feared her mother's violent boyfriend. Wintle portrays Tiffany as a complex teenager. She drinks, smokes and dabbles in drugs yet sings beautifully, writes poetry and excels in school when she tries. Throughout all the events in Tiffany’s life, Wintle struggles with his responsibilities as a guardian while trying to maintain his own life and career. A good read about love, compromise and trust. Love the playful title. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this as a movie soon, as Wintle negotiates deals between authors and movie studios. Is Dakota Fanning 13 yet? Book #11 of my 2006 Book List, finished reading it on 2-25-06.

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message 1: by Ed (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ed You seemed to like it more than two-stars' worth. Okay, I'm the author and in a vulnerable mood!

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