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About the book


Andrei Codrescu says "Frances Lefkowitz writes with grace, wistfulness, melancholy, and strength.

The road to self-knowledge  is twisted and arduous,

but when it goes through a writer as good as

Ms. Lefkowitz, the ride is a delight."

To Have Not is a memoir of growing up poor, white, and female in 1970s San Francisco, getting a scholarship to an Ivy League college in New England, and discovering the downside of upward mobility.

Named a "Best Memoir of 2010" by

NOTE: Blame it on supply chain issues, but Amazon seems to only be offering the Kindle or used copies. For a new paperback, please contact Frances directly.

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