Sam Wasson, author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., on tour September 2011

Posted By on August 1, 2011

About Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

• Paperback: 288 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (August 30, 2011)

Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Hepburn—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, “Moon River” composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the early sixties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good.

About Sam Wasson

Sam Wasson is the author of A Splurch in the Kisser: The Movies of Blake Edwards and the forthcoming Paul on Mazursky. He is working on a book about Bob Fosse. He lives in Los Angeles.

Visit Sam at his website,, follow him on Twitter, and friend him on Facebook.

Sam’s Tour Dates

Tuesday, August 30th: Wandering Thoughts of a Scientific Housewife

Thursday, September 1st: Reviews from the Heart

Tuesday, September 6th: Reading Lark

Monday, September 12th: Elle Lit.

Tuesday, September 13th: Amused By Books

Wednesday, September 14th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Thursday, September 15th: Alison’s Book Marks

Monday, September 19th: A Library of My Own

Tuesday, September 20th: The Road to Here

Wednesday, September 21st: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Friday, September 23rd: Books Like Breathing

Monday, October 3rd: A Cozy Reader’s Corner


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