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After graduating from Connecticut College in 1953, Mary Cantwell moved to New York City because, after growing up in a rural town, NY was "the place where there'd be lots of people like [her]". She organizes her memories based on which apartment she was living in at the time, and still believes that Grenwich Village is the best neighborhood in the city. During the years that followed her college graduation, she worked at various publishing and magazine companies and tried to balance caring for her children, satisfying her husband, and keeping her sanity, not always successfully.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   editor/publisher Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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