The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
Largely to amuse herself, Gertrude Stein wrote this book in 1932..using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose...than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded.
The 196th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 5th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
- - 20th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
- - 78th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)