Emma

The Best of Everything: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035299
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

I rarely fall this deeply in love with a book. Rona Jaffe's The Best of Everything, a classic in its day, is about several young women trying to make it in the male-cominated publishing world of the early/mid 1950s in New York City. It has often been compared to Sex and the City, and these characters do navigate love, friendship, and careers in similar ways. But the most enchanting part of this book is the way it captures a specific moment in American history.