Listeners will enjoy this nostalgic look at New York City life through the lens of its most famous women's residential hotel, The Barbizon. Narrator Andi Arndt's tone is conversational and her pace assured as she conveys the Barbizon's history, which echoes the city's social legacy. She recounts the chronicles of its well-known residents, who include Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Margaret Brown, Grace Kelly, Betsey Johnson, and Phylicia Rashad. Arndt's clear enunciation and engaged tone carry listeners through this institution's evolution--from its inception in 1928 as an establishment for privileged white women who required references to board through the years when many Katharine Gibbs students and staff from MADEMOISELLE magazine resided there and, finally, to its 2005 conversion to condominium units. M.J. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781797119922 $19.99
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