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Loose Diamonds

...and other things I've lost (and found) along the way

by Amy Ephron

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Loose Diamonds by Amy Ephron
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  • Published Sep 2011
    176 pages
    Genre: Essays

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  • Melissa K. (Oviedo, Florida)
    Loose Diamonds
    Ephron gives us a refreshing look at life. Amy Ephron gives us a glimpse into high society life in a way that is amusing and realistic. She brings to light that family and relationship issues reach cross all classes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her account of the more innocent times of growing up in the 60's and coming of age in the 70's. It was a quick and enjoyable read, with some fabulous lines and language.
  • Catherine M. (Grand Forks, ND)
    Loose Diamonds
    Loose Diamonds by Amy Ephron was a fun read. Like her sisters, Nora and Delia, she has a way of making just about any situation amusing as well as thought provoking. She does, however, give a great deal of white space to describing her expensive possessions--lost and found along the way--by their supercilious product names. I passed lightly over her descriptions, except for the Piaget watch. That I coveted.
  • Judith G. (Ewa Beach, HI)
    A great beach read
    I grew up in Hollywood so really enjoyed knowing the location of the streets/beaches/roads mentioned in this book. Each short story stands on its own and the entire book can be read quickly (or savored slowly if one prefers.) Light fare for a relaxing read.
  • Mary Ellen B. (Hebron, CT)
    Upscale Amusement
    This thin book has some witty moments as the author reminisces about her privileged childhood, marriages, and life in LA. There is some name and luxury brand label dropping that can be a bit tiresome. Fun, if you crave a diversion that turns trivial adversity into drama.
  • Lyn M. (charlotte, NC)
    A Light Read
    I enjoyed Amy Ephron's book, Loose Diamonds, for what it was: A light, entertaining diversion. It was humorous and had some heartwarming moments, but was not ground breaking in any way and not something I would convince someone to go out and purchase. I would certainly tell them to read it if someone lent it to them.
  • Angelique H. (York, PA)
    (Some of ) The writing sparkles - if only the subject matter did too.
    How do you take in a book whose author claims she was tutored by a famous architect as a child; was paid to interview Squeaky Fromme at 19; is capable of telekinesis? The elitist references to a life full of caviar and Cristal and the name dropping are jarring juxtaposed with her observations that our pieces of jewelry are part of our identity - which is as true for a woman wearing $20 silver cross as the author's antique diamond and emerald ring (which she "earned" for 39 hours of labor). The subject matter was fantastical but not in a way that invited the reader to imagine a F. Scott Fitgerald lifestyle; rather it inspired this reader to Google the author for verisimilitude. The writing sparkled in some places while in others it sparked and flared out. Perhaps because it's a gallery proof - the overall effect was of impressions bubbling up sweet and almost satisfying like chocolate fudge just before the "ball" stage.
  • Rachel B. (Waynetown, IN)
    Very nice concept, but did not follow through
    I loved the idea of the book, and looked forward to reading it. However, like most of the other readers here I found the name-dropping and constant references to brand names extremely distracting and irritating. It would have been a quick read, except that I kept putting it down. It had it's moments of wit and some touching revelations, but overall I was extremely disappointed at the gap between what is described on the back cover, and what is actually written on the pages.

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