Book by Klein, Thelma
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Thelma Klein and her husband established Savage Jewelry in Manhattan 25 years ago, and she created her own line of wholesale jewelry. She taught bead and necklace courses at Parson's School of Design. Ms. Klein was avid in the hunt of a good buy, a good show and a good argument. Thelma's pursuit of beauty transformed the ordinary into art. She died shortly after completing this memoir.From Library Journal:
While dying of cancer at the age of 59, Klein, a jewelry designer from New York City, decided to have the last word about the "moments of change and revelation" in her life, or "how I got to be me." This brassy, driven woman surely had her share of troubles and self-inflicted wounds. She grew up unattractive and neglected by her busy Jewish parents, left school to marry a doctor, had an affair, divorced and lost custody of her four sons, lived with an abusive lover?whom she reformed and eventually married?ran a jewelry store in Manhattan, was stricken with lymphoma, and, as a "final creative act," wrote her autobiography. In 40 vignettelike chapters, Klein offers unsentimental and often unflattering confessions, showing herself to be an irreverent, funny, tough woman who learned from her wrongheaded decisions, grew in self-acceptance, and was able to say good-bye celebrating her abrasive individuality. Appropriate for adult collections in metropolitan libraries.?Carol A. McAllister, Coll. of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
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Book Description Creative Arts Book Company, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0887391079