May 2022 Book Recommendations

Anais Nin’s LITTLE BIRDS: EROTICA; the moods and manifestations of passion, by the French novelist and diarist.

Jean Kerr’s HOW I GOT TO BE PERFECT; more domestic humor from the author of Please Don’t Eat The Daisies, and The Snake Has All The Lines.

Marjorie Hillis’s LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT: THE CLASSIC GUIDE FOR THE SINGLE WOMAN; tips about interior design, diet, dress, entertaining, selecting hobbies and saving; living meaningfully without a husband. Written in 1936, the book pre-dated Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl by twenty-six years. 

Joan Didion’s PLAY IT AS IT LAYS; an unlucky actress challenged by bleak circumstances, pivots to alcohol and drugs for comfort.