City of Girls

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • City of Girls
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 1594634734

About the Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

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City of Girls From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, 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 Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.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.In 1940, nineteen year old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman year performance Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand dame actress, a lady killer writer, and no nonsense stage manager But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.Now ninety five years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it At some point in a woman s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time, she muses After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is. Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other. Best Read City of Girls [ By ] Elizabeth Gilbert [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “City of Girls

  1. Ron Charles says:

    Gilbert s narrator is an old woman named Vivian, looking back at herself as a naive 19 year old who had just failed out of Vassar College She ranked 361 in a class of 362, surpassing only a girl who contracted polio Baffled by a daughter with no matrimonial or professional prospects, Vivian s parents send her off to an eccentric aunt who owns a crumbling theater in New York Light years from Broadway, Aunt Peg s Lily Playhouse offers cookie cutter musical comedies written on the fly for work Gilbert s narrator is an old woman named Vivian, looking back at herself as a naive 19 year old who had just failed out of Vassar College She ranked 361 in a class of 362, surpassing only a girl who contracted polio Baffled by a daughter with no matrimonial or professional prospects, Vivian s parents send her off to an eccentric aunt who owns a crumbling theater in New York Light years from Broadway, Aunt Peg s Lily Playhouse offers cookie cutter musical comedies written on the fly for working class folk Vivian has no interest in acting, but she adores fine clothes and she s a whiz with a sewing machine Always on the lookout for talent, her aunt makes her the theater s costumer And so what should have been a mere summer interlude became a whole life.Unfortunately, what should have been a mere 300 page novel became a 470 ...

  2. *TUDOR^QUEEN* says:

    Thank you to Riverhead Books Penguin Publishing Group for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.It s 1940 and nineteen year old Vivian Morris is a Vassar College dropout In the summer of that year, Vivian s parents sent her packing to New York City to stay with her Aunt Peg Peg owned a dilapidated theater company called the Lily Playhouse which churned out revues sporting former burlesque dancers transformed into showgirls, with mostly forgettable storylines The ticket prices were Thank you to Riverhead Books Penguin Publishing Group for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.It s 1940 and nineteen year old Vivian Morris is a Vassar College dropout In the summer of that year, Vivian s parents sent her packing to New York City to stay with her Aunt Peg Peg owned a dilapidated theater company called the Lily Playhouse which churned out revues sporting former burlesque dancers transformed into showgirls, with mostly forgettable storylines The ticket prices were cheap to adapt to the low income residents in the immediate neighborhood The living quarters were located above the theater, its apartments often filled with down on their luck actors, actresses and dancers Vivian was suddenly thrust into a sparkling world of dazzling, artistic people and life changing experiences Some themes explored are loss of virginity, sexual hunger and prowess, and same sex relationships at a t...

  3. JanB says:

    At 51% I m done I loved the voice and the writing but I m growing very weary of hearing about Vivian s sexual exploits I loved the era and the setting The audiobook narrator was incredible But it wasn t enough to save this book for me I m all for women owning their sexuality but by the halfway point I d like to see some growth and maturity Promiscuity is not a step forward for women, it s a step backward.Vivian is rather a bore and this book is way too long given the s...

  4. Umut Reviews says:

    Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this book And Gilbert says My goal was to write a book that would go down like a champagne cocktail light and bright, crisp and f Before I start, I d like to mention a few things Elizabeth Gilbert wrote at the beginning of the book, which attracted me to it, and also explains the book very well She says I ve longed to write a novel about promiscuous girls whose lives are not destroyed by their sexual desires , then she introduces Vivian Morris, who s our narrator and the main character of this...

  5. marilyn says:

    Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken c Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story She says she is good at two things in life and that s sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other people out there, people who didn t have servants following them around, catering to their every need, never occurred to Vivian She didn t even know she was rich, she thought everyone was as well off as her, all their monetary and other needs taken care of without a thought to how it happened Then Vivian flunks out of her first year of Vassar because going to class didn t interest her and she is shipped off to live with her Aunt...

  6. Hannah Greendale says:

    Vivian Morris is an elderly woman recounting the days of her youth in this frolic through 1940 s New York She s a nineteen year old virgin when she journeys to the city to live in her Aunt Peg s crumbling theater, the Lily Playhouse Hers is a tale of late night carousing and rambunctious sexual exploration, followed by war, maturation, and the mundane trivialities of becoming an adult In the preview ...

  7. ✨ jamieson ✨ says:

    this sounds a lot like evelyn hugowhich means I m either gonna hate it or love it

  8. Roman Clodia says:

    This definitely feels like a book of two halves the first is a glorious rush of youthful hedonism, and is just so joyous The characters leap off the page and the boho background of a slightly ramshackle neighbourhood theatre is rendered with loving detail from the stunning showgirls to the quiet songwriter, the English star who can t return to London during the Blitz to the Hollywood writer who creates the surprising mega hit musical City of Girls The writing flows, Vivie is an adorable This definitely feels like a book of two halves the first is a glorious rush of youthful hedonism, and is just so joyous The characters leap off the page and the boho background of a slightly ramshackle neighbourhood theatre is rendered with loving detail from the stunning showgirls to the quiet songwriter, the English star who can t return to London during the Blitz to the Hollywood writer who creates the surprising mega hit musical City of Girls The writing flows, Vivie is an adorable ingenue who soon loses all her inhibitions, drinking, carousing and sleeping her way around 1940 Manhattan.Then something happens that stops her life in its tracks and as Pearl Harbour happens in the background, Vivie s life takes a soberer turn, a putting away of youth This half of the book felt a bittold to me as we re very conscious of Vivie speaking to a c...

  9. Kristina Libby says:

    Just finished this book in a marathon reading session on the beach It was vibrant and deep and complicated and lovely Time well spent and something any Liz Gilbert fan will enjoy For that matter, something t...

  10. Lydia says:

    This book was everything I could have possibly wanted and .