Rescued from a dumpster on the upper west side of Manhattan, a retrieved diary brings to life the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young woman. For over half a century, the journal lay silent in a steamer trunk until recovered by a young writer working for the NY Times. The penned words paint a vivid picture of the hopes and heart aches that could only be kept under lock and key. The journalist was captivated by the headstrong young woman who was welltraveled and sexually curious beyond her years. Now ninety, the diary's owner was interviewed first hand providing further color to the story. Hardcover. 321 p. 5 x 8".