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Let's Bring Back

An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By
By Lesley M. M. Blume,Illustrations by Grady McFerrin
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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "ac...
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"Whimsical ... comical ... delightful ... Blume is book is about more than just populating your life with antique trinkets; it is about curating your own charming lifestyle while celebrating the Wildean ideals of life as art."
–The New Yorker

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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5 x 8
Publication Date: 9/15/2010
ISBN: 9780811874137
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illustrations throughout, satin ribbon marker

Lesley M. M. Blume has written for a number of publications, from Slate to Vogue, and is the contributing Style section editor at the Huffington Post. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed children's books. She lives in New York City.

"Wistful ... zeitgeisty ... charming ... Let's Bring Back is like a stroll down memory lane. Whether you'd carry a parasol down 5th Avenue or plop it in your caipirina there is something for everyone. A gorgeously illustrated champagne bubble of a read ... Let's Bring Back is a must for that perfect, cozy rainy afternoon."
–Refinery 29

"Whimsical, entertaining, enlightening, and utterly captivating."
–Styleite

"If you're feeling lousy and you read this book, it awakens you to things that have made you happy in your life. It reminds you of a time when certain things ideas, gestures got you through. [Let's Bring Back] promotes and revels in an idea of life that is lived in 3-D, not 2-D, a life lived civically and civil-y. And that is a very wonderful thing."
-Sally Singer, editor, T: The New York Times Magazine

"Witty ... delightful ... recommended reading."
–Country Living

"Whimsical ... comical ... delightful ... Blume is book is about more than just populating your life with antique trinkets; it is about curating your own charming lifestyle while celebrating the Wildean ideals of life as art."
–The New Yorker

"A humorous ode to preservation and the art of rediscovery heartily recommended."
–The Wall Street Journal

"A tongue-in-cheek sparkler of an encyclopedia Upon reading, you may find yourself in the kitchen, dressed in a silk lap robe and glamour slippers, stirring up a Tipsy Parson that would make Tallulah Bankhead proud."
–W Magazine