Published in 1942, the book spent five weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list in the winter of 1943 and was made into a motion picture in 1944.
Although I own this book in hardcover, it has been a long time since I read it. I used one of my credits to acquire it from Audible recently, and one day instead of listening to classic rock, I started this up on my iPOD on a marathon walk. I walk daily, very long and very fast.
Let me tell you, breaking out into laughter, so hard one even snorts, is quite disruptive to one's aerobic breathing! And genuinely fun :D! This is a delightful book that will make you laugh uncontrollably in many places. It is beautifully rendered by Celeste Lawson.
By the way, I have a few fans out there who wave at me and smile but because I have been grinning like a monkey while listening to this charming book, I have doubled my race walking fan club, a nice side bonus of being an Audible devotee.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED comedy! Also so nostalgic of a time gone by and what it is like to be young...
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I discovered this book as a teen in my high school library and it has been the one book I've read and reread the most over the years. When I discovered a local bookseller of rare and used books Our Hearts Were Young and Gay was first on my list to look for. (They had it and it was a first edition!) It doesn't matter that I've read it countless times (a wild guess would be 30+), I still dissolve into giggles at the authors' misadventures every single time. I was delighted to find it on Audible and can now dive back into Cornelia's and Emily's teenage misadventures in Europe while on the go. Celeste Lawson's performance is delightful!
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