Chocolates for Breakfast (Paperback)

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Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man.

A riveting coming-of-age story, Chocolates for Breakfast became an international sensation upon its initial publication in 1956, and it still stands out as a shocking and moving account of the way teenagers collide, often disastrously, against love and sex for the first time.

Praise For…

“Shocks and shocks again.”

“[An] appallingly frank first novel by an extraordinarily precocious artist.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Not very long ago it would have been regarded as shocking to find girls in their teens reading the kind of books they’re now writing.”
-New York Times

“Found this book in my parents’ library, a risqué looking paperback--read it over and over again. Every naughty thing I hoped life would be like.”
-Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander

“This book is a sexier more cosmopolitan Bell Jar--young girl, manic depression, New York, LA. It is amazing. Everyone who loves The Dud Avocado will go crazy for this novel.”
-Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062246912
ISBN-10: 0062246917
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: P.S.