Friday, February 7, 2020

Life's Accessories By Rachel Levy Lesser

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.

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Rachel Levy Lesser is the author of Life's Accessories, Who's Going to Watch My Kids?, My Name is Rebecca Romm and Shopping for Love. Her articles and essays have appeared in various outlets including The Huffington Post,,, 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. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. 

My Thoughts...

I really enjoyed this memoir, reading Lesser's memoir was like sitting and talking with a friend all afternoon.
Listening to a friend talk about things of great significance  from their past all the while thinking about your past.
I can't wait to read more from this author.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this book.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.