City of Girls




      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 Download Books City of Girls Author Elizabeth Gilbert – heartforum.co.uk

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award winning writer of both fiction and non fiction Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic s Circle Award Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the 1 spot on the New York Times paperback bestseller list It has shipped over 6 million copies in the US and has been published in over thirty languages A film adaptation of the book was released by Columbia Pictures with an all star cast Julia Roberts as Gilbert, Javier Bardem as Felipe, James Franco as David, Billy Crudup as her ex husband and Richard Jenkins as Richard from Texas.Her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, will be available on October 1, 2013 The credit for her profile picture belongs to Jennifer Schatten.

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      City of Girls
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  • Hardcover
  • 470 pages
  • City of Girls
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 1594634734

10 thoughts on “ City of Girls

  1. Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters says:

    I just finish this book seconds ago still soaking in the pool,I can fully understand a wide range of reviews but truthfully I absolutely loved it.I still have tears in my eyes I found the ending very moving.It was often an Audiobook HOOT But also something much deeperVivian Morris is a women I ll remember Review to come soon I m Back..UPD...

  2. 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 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 page tome The best and worst thing that can be said abo...

  3. Justin Tate says:

    City of Girls is a genre bending, uniquely structured, light hearted, deeply profound kind of novel, whatever that means I m honestly still in awe of it The first half has zero conflict and yet never fails to engage I devoured every moment of being young and careless in 1940 s New York, amid showgirls and theater personalities This glorious fantasy is so enrapturing it doesn t matter if nothing goes wrong In fact, I prefer it that way Arguably, when the complications do show up, the novel City of Girls is a genre bending, uniquely structured, light hearted, deeply profound kind of novel, whatever that means I m honestly still in awe of it The first half has zero confli...

  4. 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 subject matter Moving 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...

  5. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Three joyful, glamorous time travelling to 40 s, but travel time was too long stars I really tossed around giving three to four stars, because I enjoyed the writing but not sure about the character development I really enjoyed some parts so much Having fun to learn Broadway theater life and scandalous, marvelous but also nasty, controversy backstage life of the show girls As a narrator, I liked the old self of Vivian, she reminded me of a chatty grandma who has vivid imagination and Three joyful, glamorous time travelling to 40 s, but travel time was too long stars I really tossed around giving three to four stars, because I enjoyed the writing but not sure about the character development I really enjoyed some parts so much Having fun to learn Broadway theater life and scandalous, marvelous but also nasty, controversy backstage life of the show girls As a narrator, I liked the old self of Vivian, she reminded me of a chatty grandma who has vivid imagination and sarcastic sense of humor But as a young person who was good at only two things sex and sewing I found her a little spoiled, immature, careless, superficial Not only for her approach about monetary matters yes she was coming from healthy family, raised with servants but she never understood the difference between rich and poor She also didn t use any effort to achieve at Vassar where too many yo...

  6. Teodora says:

    desperately searches for the feather boa and the good champagne glass UPDATE Maybe I was too drunk on the sparkling water I drank from the champagne glass, but I actually got a bit lost in the story to the point when it kind of got boring B...

  7. 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 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 g...

  8. *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...

  9. 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 ot...

  10. ✨ jamieson ✨ says:

    elizabeth gilbert has definitely read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and it showsrtc maybe

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