The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel
from a Dumpster on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a discarded diary
brings to life the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young
For more than half a century, the red leather diary lay
silent, languishing inside a steamer trunk, its worn cover crumbling
into little flakes. When a cleaning sweep of a New York City apartment
building brings this lost treasure to light, both the diary and its
owner are given a second life.
THE RED LEATHER DIARY publishes today (4.8.080 . Watch for Florence and me on The
Today Show on April 17 at 10 am and ABC Weekend on April 19 at 6:15 am
ET. Look for my Huffington Post blog about the diary’s journey from
languishing inside a steamer trunk in a dumpster…to book…to blog…
Visit www.redleatherdiary.com for more information.