Some of My Lives
Rosamond Bernier
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Some of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir
Rosamond Bernier
Picador USA
320 pages
November 2012
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Rosamond Bernier has lived a life from which dreams are made. Born in Philadelphia and educated in the United States, France and England, she co-founded the iconic art publication L'OEIL. She became a famous lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a perennial on the International Best-Dressed List. But that's only a small part of it.

During her life, she met Pablo Picasso, Karl Lagerfeld, Leonard Bernstein, Max Ernst, Malcolm Lowry, Henri Matisse, Aaron Copland, and a host of others. Here she talks about those encounters in beautiful and delicately adorned essays, not only chronicling history but providing a deep and insightful look into the very hearts of these extraordinary individuals.

Here she describes her first meeting with Pablo Picasso:

"All around was the astounding accumulation that became part ofo Picasso's decor wherever he lived and worked. He could never bear to part with anything. Every book, every magazine, every catalog, evler piece of wrapping, and every lasst length of string lay where it had fallen, together with flea-market finds, a stuffed owl, bulging portfolios of drawings and engravings. If anyone ever left anything behind, there was no hope of getting it back. It stayed on to enrich the loam."
She is all about the detail, and her details are wonderful. If you didn't know who she was, you'd swear she was lying. But Rosamond Bernier never had to lie a day in her life. For her, truth was more impossible to believe than any fiction.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Steven Rosen, 2013

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