One Dangerous Lady, Signed Presentation to Aileen Mehle (a.k.a. Suzy)
[Signed Presentation to Aileen Mehle] Hitchcock, Jane Stanton. One Dangerous Lady. First Edition. 2005. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is warmly inscribed to the gossip columnist known as “Suzy,” “To Aileen Mehle, One Great Lady who knows this world! I may not remember, but I never forget, and you’ve always been a doll to me. Love, Jane Stanton Hitchcock.”
Fiction has a way sometimes of separating truth from hyperbole in a way that nonfiction cannot. That is particularly the case with the society novels of Jane Stanton Hitchcock. Long part of New York society, the author reveals its intricacies and contradictions with wit and aplomb. The book is a primer on the social echelons of Manhattan but in a fictional format that is so engrossing that that the reader is helpless to put the book down until the final page: when all the cliffhangers have been resolved. An added bonus is the inclusion of various sayings and etiquette rules of Clara Wilamen, a character based upon the author’s good friend and mentor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“In New York, the best part of any evening is often the day after, when it can dissected from a distance.”
--Jane Stanton Hitchcock