A sparkling memoir by the daughter of English theater critic Kenneth Tynan and his wife, Elaine Dundy, author of The Dud Avocado. Tracy was obsessed with clothes from her first onesie and became a costume designer in Hollywood. Her sense of style (rather like her father's really) is not the sort of thing I would think of but her outfits are stunning nonetheless. (Her wedding dress was an oversized tee shirt hitched up at the waist with a belt.) Each chapter focuses on a piece of clothing and what the author was doing at the time she owned it.
[Ben Franklin] "does not conceal his dedication to clarity of thinking. In a world in which wishes pass for facts, he offers sober counsel and witty encouragement so that each of us might come both to see better and do better. He would help one and all to disentangle themselves from snares and traps largely of their own making or neglect. At the same time he has no illusions that the bulk of mankind can perform the kind of auto-emancipation that he managed to accomplish while still an adolescent . . ."
-- Ralph Lerner, Naive Readings: Reveillies Political and Philosophic