By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
Betty Halbreich's fashion memoir I’ll Drink to That is not a memoir of doing, like Wild or Eat, Pray, Love, but of becoming, in the style of Comfort Me With Apples or The Glass Castle.
By Jennie Yabroff 5 min read
It's a crime he doesn't have one yet. Elmore Leonard, who died last week at 87, left us with 45 novels and a legacy of thorough, lean and entertaining writing. While he's perhaps best known for his famous 10 Rules for Writing, we explore his research styles, his upbringing, and his influence on modern media, leading us to ask why Leonard has yet to be given a definitive biography.
By Joanna Scutts 5 min read
Can't get enough of New York Fashion Week? If you’ve been eagerly refreshing online slideshows, squinting to identify the starlets in the front row, and mentally assembling the perfect outfit to get snapped by the street-style bloggers outside Lincoln Center, we’ve rounded up the best biographies and memoirs to feed your fashion frenzy. Whether you’re looking for coffee-table-worthy galleries of gorgeous gowns, or dirt-dishing memoirs best enjoyed with a martini in hand, these books let you peek behind the scenes of this back-scratching, back-stabbing industry, guided by the designers, models, and muses who have witnessed its excesses firsthand.