Friday, March 28, 2008

The Red Leather Diary: This Summer's Must-Read

For her fourteenth birthday, Florence Wolfson received a red leather diary. Everyday until her she was nineteen, Wolfson journaled her feelings, life and curiosity while growing up in a 1930s New York. In 2003, the journal re-surfaced into the hands of The New York Times journalist Lily Koppel.

Koppel read the diary filled with adventures of a privileged girl and was able to track Wolfson down (her name is now Howitt) and reunite her with the now tattered red leather diary. Howitt describes living a bland life at the age of ninety but having re-read her journal, she's found the "zest" for life.

Out of this journey, Koppel has penned The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal which promises to be this summer's must-read book, if not this decade's.

The book will be released on April 8, 2008 and I really would like this for my birthday :) (Check out my wish list to the left.) I got goosebumps reading about the book over at the The Red Leather Diary Web site.


Badthing1 said...

Hi JA :)

I found you via a twitter search on Elton John (I'm crazy about the man). Was his concert amazing or what? I added you to my twitter following - hope that it's ok.

This book sounds really fascinating and I think on your recommendation I will put it on MY wish list of books to be read.

Do you belong to Shelfari by the way?

JA Huber said...

Hey badthing1! Thanks for stopping by. I'm following you on Twitter, too. I'm really excited about "The Red Leather Diary," it's so fresh and romantic :)

I don't belong to Shelfari but will check it out.