To Have Not: A Memoir



"Best Memoir of 2010"





Available on Amazon

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 "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."

Andrei Codrescu 
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.