Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
6/21/2007-6/22/2007–105 pages–fiction (NYC, relationships, lifestyles)
Purchased from Waldenbooks
This is a story of a young woman named Holly Golightly living in New York City. It focuses on her life from the view of her upstairs neighbor (who is never given an actual name). Her last name really describes her character, because Holly has no care in the world. She really lives in the moment and truly believes the only way one can be happy is by being true to yourself.
I really love this movie, with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. While different in some things, most of the dialogue is straight from the book. And, reading this, I know Audrey was meant for the part.
“That is what Mildred Grossman had in common with Holly Golightly. They would never change because they’d been given their character too soon; which, like sudden riches, leads to a lack of proportion: the one had splurged herself into a top-heavy realist, the other a lopsided romantic.” (Fred p55)
“Everybody has to feel superior to somebody. But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.” (Holly p59)