cheLinda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Life’s Accessories A Memoir and Fashion Guide” by Rachel Levy Lesser, She Writes Press, 11/19, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
“Life’s Accessories A Memoir and Fashion Guide” by Rachel Levy Lesser is a unique and creative memoir. I enjoyed reading the different essays or chapters about the author’s life, each noted by a different token or accessory that was so meaningful.
The author writes about her wanting to fit in with the other students in her new school. She wears the same clothing as the other students and has a signet ring created that isn’t an heirloom, but is significant to her and makes her feel part of the student community.
Rachel Levy Lesser mentions that when she gets engaged, it is important to her that her ring looks the same as her mother’s ring. Her then-fiance makes her wishes come true and produces a ring that makes her dreams come true.
Another memorable moment is when Rachel is given a promotion in an important job, she decides to treat herself for a Kate Spate Bag for her papers.
It seems as the author gets more mature, she strays away from what everyone else has, and creates what is meaningful to her. It could be an “inside scarf” or a “Happy Scarf”.
I appreciate that the author often remembers the accessories as either gifts or tributes to and from loved ones and her living experiences. I found this memoir entertaining, witty and enjoyable and started to think of special accessories and mementos that I have. I would recommend this memoir to readers who enjoy memoirs, and fashion and accessories.