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Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet

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  • Title: Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet
  • Author: Adena Halpern Mark Fainaru-Wada
  • ISBN: 9781592402212
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover

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Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet


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  1. BREAKING NEWS 20th Century Fox has just attained the rights to Adena s most recent novel, 29 Look for it in theaters soon Adena Halpern is the author of a memoir TARGET UNDERWEAR AND A VERA WANG GOWN NOTES FROM A SINGLE GIRL S CLOSET and the novel THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE Adena has also written for Marie Claire, Daily Variety and The New York Times She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from The American Film Institute 20th Century Fox has attained the rights to THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE with Amy Adams to star A proud Philadelphia native, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein.

  2. god damn it, i might as well admit that i am kind of into chick lit UGH i don t know what s happening to me, it s like some fucked up coming of age thing i guess, and that is way depressing ANYWAY i saw this book in the self help section of the bookstore that empolys me the self help section is my favorite section to hang around in because the books and the people who buy them amuse my favorite coworker and i to no end seriously so i saw this book as i was chuckling at the how to hypnotize him i [...]


  3. The Big Mac meal of reading I enjoyed it, devoured it quickly and then felt real sick with myself for having done so.


  4. Read this today in between other things My book club friends told me to get past the title and just read it so I did It was entertaining in so many ways Clearly I am of similar vintage to the author, as I went through many of the same fashion, ah, evolutions Dolphin shorts, Madonna both Lucky Star and Material Girl, but then a girl has to move on and even the Bermuda bag It was also perfectly annoying in some ways Maybe it s just sour grapes I never was a princess and I started buying my own clo [...]


  5. I really enjoyed this quick book That said, it made me feel so very frumpy too But, it s nice to step into someone else s world for a day yes, the book was THAT quick and hang out in her closet so to speak whether that closet is 1980s Philadelphia, or 2000s LA premiere Adena Halpern is a very likeable narrator.


  6. Do you ever wonder what the life of a posh magazine writer is like Do you wish that you had the money class courage to pull off outfits much like Carrie Bradshaw Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown Notes From a Single Girl s Closet is a fanciful twist on real life, depicting the story of Adena Halpern, who wrote for Marie Claire Written as a memoir, but artfully blended with the unique angle that every single one of her memories is tied to a specific outfit, Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Go [...]


  7. Overall not a bad read for anyone who likes realistic stories and fashion.Adena Halpern brings us through her life one outfit at a time, describing the trends she tried to follow and the mishaps or miracles that ensued Starting from her earliest years to mid thirties, each chapter in the book is a particular moment and ensemble that stuck out to Halpern as an important moment in her life.As a humorous autobiography of snippets, the book does have a lot of laughs and a lot of moments that young w [...]


  8. This was the story of Adena the author, telling the tales of her love hate relationship with her wardrobe, from a young school age through to now when she is in her mid 30 s Each chapter is a new outfit, a new memory and a new time in her life This isn t a fashionista book but rather Adena relating back to the clothes she wore and how she felt about herself and life at the time From the embarrassment of her prom dress she sewed herself, the over the top Madonna phase, the perfume scents those cl [...]


  9. I m not a fashionista yet I love fashion and yet sometimes a fashion s victim.Like Adena Halpern, the author, my clothes are also carry stories with them, one thing that I didn t realize until I read this book.This book is all about the story behind each clothes, one clothes at a time, starting from her torn short, father s boxer underwear, Vera Wang s broken heart gown til the oscar night evening gown Yet she still wears target underwear.Although she couldn t control her love life but at the ve [...]


  10. Hello.I understand that the subject matter of this book isn t anything like global warming or serious literature, however, I would ve liked to read about Adena Halpern the person and not just her wardrobe It gets tiring towards the end to try to keep up with her wardrobe changes She gets dumped by the guy who loves her because she s in love with her clothes than with him, yet accepts the marriage proposal of a guy who doesn t love her as she is but wants to change her into the perfect Hollywoo [...]


  11. I want to be friends with Adena Halpern She is every girl, albeit, a little privileged and gorgeous than most But she recognizes her privilege And at the dame time she recognizes that she s flawed She makes mistakes She is really shallow at times But she takes risks And she values the relationships she has with her family and friends above all else I re read this probably once a year it s my comfort food It s not the most intellectual choice, I realize, but it s my choice for now For anyone who [...]


  12. This is another one of those girly memoirs It was entertaining enough but not spectacularly well written or groundbreaking I m not very label conscious, so I wasn t really familiar with a lot of the designers that came up.I do like the idea that some articles of clothes can be tied to a relationship or a time in your life I do have a few things I hang onto for sentimental reasons, like a college sweatshirt that is full of holes and covered in bleach and paint stains, or my prom dress, which I do [...]


  13. I really enjoyed this book it is a fun read following a girl through life with memorable clothes The author used to write and work with Marie Claire She is a short, clothes obessed and relatable character for me I can totally relate to the 6 inch heel story as she is short and lives in heels and understand the importance of trying to find the perfect outfit for dates or any event she plans early This is totally me Also, the bond between her and her mom to shop and find perfect items A book I cou [...]


  14. Yes, this is fluffy chick lit the kind of book you read on a plane or only in front of complete strangers because you don t want to admit to reading it, but it was actually quite good.The author is from Philly and is now based in LA, so the locations were incredibly relatable for me, but that aside, it hit a little too close to home for the comfort of the fluff book it was supposed to be Any woman that has had a bad relationship, or endulges in a little retail therapy to help quell the wrong doi [...]


  15. I really enjoyed this bookough I will have to read it again sometime The library copy that I borrowed was missing 12 pages throughout which made it a somewhat unsatisfactory reading But otherwise, I loved the conversational writing style, I loved the descriptions of clothes and how they can be a reflection and memory of where our lives are at the points in time we wore them I have many articles of clothing that remind me of certain people, certain times, etc In fact many of them are now in a qui [...]


  16. In this book Adena Halpern shares with us some of the most memorable events of her life with her mother, her family, her friends, her ex boyfriends, and her work one outfit at a time Unlike Adena, I just can t relate my life to fashion, but I sure can relate to the humiliation she endured when she had to wear the wrong shoes to school due to her flat feet and when her Dolphin shorts split during gym class, hilarious I enjoyed this book even though clothing doesn t rule my life, quite charming


  17. Okay, okay This book is not going to change your life, improve your IQ or give you a new outlook on life, well, maybe a little the latter than any of the others , but it s still a good read If you have worn the wrong dress, loved the wrong man, or looked back on a high school outfit with a combination of stomach rolling awe and angst and regret, this book is for you Yes, the author is a bit spoiled and over the top, but here s the redeeming element, she knows it and owns it and so you are left [...]


  18. I thought this was a really fun book to read It was great remembering all of the horrible and not so horrible outfits that made the 80 s so memorable It was fun to go back down memory lane with Ms Halpern realizing that all of us girls from that era were having the same issues no matter where we lived I also appreciated how she deals with clothes issues right now I ve often looked at girls younger than me with the same thoughts hello belly over the jean look and laughed when I read that Ms Halpe [...]


  19. I adored this book It brought back so many memories from my childhood right up to adulthood as Ms Halpern and I were born in the same year I repressed some of those fashion trends and laughed out loud remembering them I thought it was very clever to write a memoir built around the styles of the moment and how our choices in fashion shape us Some may think Ms Halpern is pretty shallow, but we all struggle to find ourselves and define ourselves and fashion and image is a part of that.


  20. Not bad for chick lit A lot of the stories are quite funny and it s a really quick read For someone like me who hates chick lit it s actually quite interesting I enjoyed her writing style and thankfully it wasn t the kind where she just gushed about shoes bags dresses and then kind of mentioned something unrelated I also liked how the story showed her as a chubby teen and then now what she is today.


  21. I got it from the Free Library I hadn t heard of her stuff She is definitely into fashion than I am That would not be hard But, I surprisingly ended up enjoying it I enjoyed the camaraderie of her friends in LA And some of it s just too on point I would label this like second tier chick lit humorous essays And, may not stay in the house forever, but it s amusing I liked her shout outs to old Philly dept stores.


  22. This book is sort of autobiographical s about a woman and her life, told through her clothes She chronicles her life through fashion trendsdidas, pumas, 80 s fashion and of course, a vera wang gown I thought this book was so clever and fun I remembered most of the big fashions she talks about A great vacation book.


  23. This book was meh at best I had no sympathy for Adena and in no way did I relate to her, besides that I have some Target undies Seriously, it made me crazy that she basically whines the whole book through WAH I have to wear expensive clothes, wah, I m short blah blah blah I will not be reading her next book.


  24. This is the perfect book for any woman It s just a collection of essays drawn from Adena Halpern s life, but what she has to say can speak to all of us, no matter our situation Through poignant moments, laughter, and tears we can all relate to being the kid with funny orthopedic shoes to the woman who tries to impress some guy by not being exactly who we are This is a must read.


  25. At first, I didn t want to like this book I loved all of her fiction novels but reading about her insecurities didn t seem like a great read After the first few though, it began to grow on me The best part for me was each chapter was a new story, which made it easy to read between feedings and changing my daughter s diapers Check it out for a different type of memoir.


  26. This book will be highly enjoyable for anyone that has special clothes memories, anyone who loves fashion and remembers what she was wearing when she met her husband for the first time or what must have item she coveted in elementary school.Adena Halpern is the MOST skilled writer that s why I only gave four stars , but her heart comes through in this memoir.


  27. The title is what drew me in and related to the summary in the flap, because I m one of those people who can remember what I was wearing at every meaningful and even not so meaningful event in my life I was a little disappointed to find that it s not really a novel but a collection of essays or articles It was a fun, quick read but not a favorite of mine and not anything I ll remember.


  28. Eh, this was a fluffy read I think I liked her stories from when she was younger, as I could definitely relate to those junior high years, when was you wore was monumental and possibly mortifying if your Keds weren t white enough, your jeans weren t the right length or fit, and your bag wasn t Esprit A good read for riding the bus, but I wouldn t go out of my way for it.


  29. This book was okay It is a chicklit memoir told through reminiscinces of clothing It was a pretty quick read, the print is big I am not a girly girl and I found places in this book a bit much to take Although I did find it quite funny when she dumped her fiance in part because he was too focussed on her appearance, after having being dumped over the same thing or less.


  30. A very cute tale of a woman s journey through life and love through the clothes in her closet If you like clothes, shopping, and believe in the stories that our closets tell its a must read Bonus if you grew up in or around Philadelphia because that is where the author did, then she moved to NY and eventually LA A modern day Sex and the City.


  31. Fluffy Yes A quick read Sure Don t be put off by the chick lit facade of this book though it is surely chick lit, Halpern s writing style is actually pretty good, and I identify with the emotional baggage she ties to certain pieces of her wardrobe as sad as that may be Target Underwear is not for everyone, but it is pretty entertaining.