Tuesday, July 7, 2015

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #111

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring the opening from a book I'm reading, which I borrowed from the library . . .

 Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty 

Wrong Is Right

I've always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women.  When someone says about a woman, "I'm sorry, that's just wrong," I tend to think she must be doing something right.  Take Diana Vreeland, the legendary editor in chief of Vogue.  Vreeland was many things, but a classic beauty wasn't one of them.  Her mother called her "my ugly little monster."  Guess what?  That didn't get in her way.  Vreeland paraded around with a head of glossy pitch-black hair until the day she died, at age eight-five.  She defied every rule of aging gracefully.  She thrived in the big-time world of Beauty, yet was not enslaved by it.  Diana conjured a world where "you've gotta have style.  It helps you get down the stairs.  It helps you get up in the morning.  It's a way of life.  Without it you're nobody."

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I've always admired Diane Keaton for her unique style and presence.  I've read a few chapters, and I am enjoying her insights and outlook on beauty, life, and getting older.
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #111 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution. Retweeting and sharing on Google+ encouraged.

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