I'll Drink to That

I'll Drink to That

A Life in Style, With A Twist

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781594205705
1594205701
Branch Call Number: 746.92092 H1291I 2014
Characteristics: xxix, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Paley, Rebecca
Alternative Title: I will drink to that

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bs_freiheit94
Sep 22, 2015

I started this book ages ago and just couldn't get into it. I saw it again and decided to try it again because I was curious to see how it ended. It is very interesting to hear about Betty Halbreich's life, however it is definitely one of extreme privilege. This woman knows her clothes, and knows her styles and it was an interesting read.

athompson10 May 25, 2015

Sometimes repetitive but a generally good read about a woman, her life and how she parlayed her fashion sense into an interesting career.

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bluehydrangea
Mar 17, 2015

Betty Halbreich's autobiography is quite an experience: photos would've been great - The slideshow accompanying this Vanity Fair article is worth a look: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/09/betty-halbreich-bergdorf-goodman-I-ll-drink-to-that-interview - and so is this Daily Mail article, for photos of Betty in her wedding dress: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2511290/Meet-Betty-Halbreich-fashion-fixer-fifth-avenue.html

CovingtonAdultLibs Mar 03, 2015

From a lonely child who used her mother's closet as a playground, to a young wife and mother struggling with a tumultuous marriage, Betty Halbreich recounts the path she took to become a legendary personal shopper and fashion maven at Bergdorf Goodman. Halbreich paints a vivid portrait of her past and will make readers believe in the power of beautiful clothing.

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imabookworm2
Jan 03, 2015

A tedious read that would only be of interest to people who populate Betty's small world in New York City. If you are looking for interesting encounters with well-known people, you will not find them here. Betty is far too circumspect for that!!

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