Welcome to my stop on the Life’s Accessories blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
Rachel Levy Lesser can relive almost every significant life event through an accessory. A scarf, a pair of earrings, a bag, even a fleece pair of socks—each contains the elements that put together the story of a life. Life’s Accessories is a funny, sad, touching, relatable, shake-your-head-right-along-as-you-laugh-and-wipe-away-tears, coming-of-age memoir. In fourteen essays, Lesser tackles sensitive issues like anxiety, illness, and loss in a way that feels a bit like having a chat with a good friend. Out of the stories comes solid life—and fashion—advice. About far more than just a hair tie, a bracelet, or a belt, Life’s Accessories is a window into the many ways in which Lesser has come to understand life—in all of its beauty, its joys, its sorrows, its heartaches, its challenges, and its absurdity.
Do you have songs or meals or other items or things that can help bring back a special time in your life? My life definitely has a soundtrack. When I hear a song, I can be taken right back to a time when I heard it and practically see and hear myself listening to it. For Rachel Levy Lesser, it’s accessories. They take her back to each snapshot in the time of her life.
Life’s Accessories is her memoir, and it’s not really about the accessories at all. It’s about life. Rachel openly shares her life, and the difficulties she’s approached with grace and honesty. She also shares the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Overall, I enjoyed my time spent with Rachel. It was like listening to a friend over lunch.
I received a complimentary copy.
About the Author:
Rachel Levy Lesser’s articles and essays have appeared in various outlets including The Huffington Post, Glamour.com, Parenting.com, Kveller, Modern Loss, Scary Mommy and The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. She is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. In her previous life as a marketing professional, Rachel worked on the business side of Time Inc. on magazines including InStyle, Life, People, Real Simple and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Rachel is the author of four books including Life’s Accessories which will be released in November 2019. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Have you read Life’s Accessories, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR