I have mixed feelings about this book. The storyline was great. It was fun reading about events of the 30’s and various social circles in New York. The character development was good, and it was interesting to have a male author write in the first person of a female. I struggled with the extraneous prose throughout - more information than the reader really needed. The author also used a lot of metaphors and had an ambiguous style of writing, but that’s likely his own vernacular. Lastly, I didn’t care for the protagonist, Kathy. She was too flippant and had the devil could care attitude.