A delightful expose’ of the famous Barbizon Hotel for Women in NY City, the place where ambitious young women could live safely and in style while beginning their careers. Famous residents included the Unsinkable Molly Brown, Grace Kelly, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Barbara Chase-Riboud, and many others. The women arrived with high hopes and great excitement. Some succeeded wildly, others not, but they all left changed by their time at the Barbizon. The 20th century history of NY is told through the tales of these women, and the hotel itself feels like one of the characters. It is all a perfect package; a distinctly enjoyable read.
–Jane, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA