It was extremely difficult for me to write the review of Alexander Vreeland’s latest book about his grandmother, Diana Vreeland The Modern Woman, partially because so much has been said, so eloquently, and more to the point, it’s always a challenge to write about someone whom one deeply admires.
At any rate, I read and reread the piece, not satisfied, but finally let it go. If you would like to read the review please go to the absolutely brilliant site Women’s Voices for Change. Every time I’m asked to write for them, I’m exceedingly flattered — just look at the founders and board of directors and you’ll understand why.
My major takeaway from the book is this quote from Mrs. Vreeland:
“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
Then again, this one is not bad either. . .
How very clever of her to arrange that don’t you think?