Ilene Beckerman


Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Ilene Beckerman’s runaway bestseller articulates something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. From her Brownie uniform to her Pucci knockoff to her black strapless Rita Hayworth–style dress from the Neiman Marcus outlet store, Ilene Beckerman tells us the story of her life.

This book has been adapted for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron. The star-studded Off-Broadway show is receiving rave reviews with shows continuing in New York, and now Chicago.


“Illuminates the experience of an entire generation of women. . . . This small gem of a book is worthy of a Tiffany box.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A memoir every reader will wish to copy in her own size.”—Glamour

“Ilene Beckerman’s sleek little memoir . . . strikes a startling chord. . . . Unsettling and oddly powerful.”—People

“Surprisingly poetic.”—Entertainment Weekly

“[A] poignant biography. . . . This little book will charm anyone with an interest in style.”—USA Today

Book Details

Paperback, 144 pages (also eBook)
ISBN: 9781565124752 (1565124758)
Published by Algonquin Books


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