Janet Fitch and guests present Pamela Moore’s Chocolates For Breakfast
This rediscovered classic is an internationally bestselling novel, back in print and available in the U.S. for the first time in 45 years. Published in 1956 by Moore at age 18, this is the astonishingly candid story of a young girl's sudden, urgent awakening to love and desire. Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man. (Harper Perennial)
"Found this book in my parents' library, a risqué looking paperback--read it over and over again. Every naughty thing I hoped life would be like."--Janet Fitch, author of "White Oleander"