APRIL 14, 2020 (US)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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JUNE 11, 2020 (UK)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Avenue Magazine review
"...how a lost child of Hawaii made her way by shrewd observation, self-invention, and serendipity into a very exclusive world. [Moore's] honesty is both timely and courageous."
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Kirkus Reviews review

"novelist’s engaging coming-of-age memoir...A captivating portrait of a woman in search of herself."
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Publishers Weekly review
"Moore’s search for stability during a free-spirited decade is a whirlwind of celebrity encounters and a lyrical exploration of the lingering effects of a mother’s death."
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Booklist advanced review
"As is perhaps fitting for an award-winning author (Paradise of the Pacific, 2015), Moore's
childhood in the 1950s was straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. After their mother died young and under unexplained circumstances, Moore and her siblings were at the mercy of a hateful stepmother, who succeeded in banishing them from their home in Hawaii to live in decidedly reduced circumstances with their Irish grandmother in Philadelphia. Wealthy women took pity on her, tossing their cast-off designer frocks her way. It was enough of a safety net to conjure a career as a model, for Moore epitomized the Sixties Look: dewy innocence that thinly eclipsed a smoky sensuality. She put these qualities to good use, traveling from New York to Los Angeles, from fashion to film, where she cavorted in heady circles with the likes of Joan Didion and Audrey Hepburn. Having been intermittently employed as a script reader for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, Moore was perched at the periphery of Hollywood’s fast lane, which makes for a tantalizing tale, told in a seductive and provocative voice."
— Carol Haggas

Vogue excerpt, "House Sitting for Joan Didion"
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