I just read the greatest book. It's called Summer at Tiffany.
Ok so maybe it's not the greatest book, but I sure enjoyed it.
It's the story of two college friends from Iowa who spend the summer of 1945 working at Tiffany. Or, as people today might know it, Tiffany's or Tiffany & Co.
It's a fantastic true story about two college friends who move to New York City for the summer, planning to land a fabulous job at a large well-known store on 5th Avenue. Things don't go exactly to plan, and their big job lead turns up nothing. So what do they do? Hop back on the bus until they come to Tiffany. They march in and ask for jobs, right there on the spot. A few days later, they find themselves as the first women on the sales floor that Tiffany has ever hired. They work as pages - taking packages from the floors to the repair room, and from the repair room to the sales floors. Set against the backdrop of the end of World War II, the story is a fun look at the Big Apple through the eyes of a good small-town girl and her friend.
So to all my friends out there who are really into charming stories and the cute life in general - see if your library has this book.