by Kathleen Rooney
Reviewed by Amy:
A woman in her mid-80's leaves her New York City apartment on the afternoon of New Year's Eve, and begins walking the streets, stopping at her favorite restaurants and bars, and reminisces, with spot-on insights, about her life as one of the first women in advertising, and as a well-known "lite" poet. She meets other city dwellers all night long, and embarks upon conversations where she says exactly what she thinks. You cannot help but admire her warmth, interest, honesty, and courage. New York City is her house and her family. She is interested in trends, the future - which the city skyline seems to point to - even as she remembers her past, which was not all rosy.