Praise for
Wear and Tear

“For anyone obsessed with the intellectual gossip of yesterday—or just obsessed with the language of fashion—this book will be a cozy bedfellow.”

Lena Dunham

"A wolf in sheep's clothing...Rich in humor and observation, it's stylish tone belies the often harrowing nature of her formative years, and details with bravery and precision exactly who she was and what she wore."

—- Anjelica Huston, author of A Story Lately Told and Watch Me

"[Tynan's] independence and original style weave through the pages of her book just as they have always done in her life.” 

— Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

"Master storyteller Tynan presents universal insight and wit in this striking volume that will have a wide appeal."

Library Journal Review

"[C]aptivating…Tynan has written a moving, candid, and often hilarious account of her tumultuous childhood in England and New York in the 1950s and '60s." 

Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal

“Wonderfully observed, elegiac, and least judgmental of memoirs…Tynan details a now vanished golden age with wit, honesty, and that rarest of qualities—empathy.”

Hilton Als, author of White Girls

"Tynan makes her literary debut in a candid and entertaining memoir…Star-studded, gossipy, and engaging.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Wear and Tear is poignant, surprising, and an enchanting view of what it is to come into oneself among the sacred monsters of the 20th century.”

Joan Juliet Buck, former editor of French Vogue.

"…What Tracy achieves in Wear and Tear is to make us marvel at her own survival. She emerges as 'poised, resilient and sympathetic.'"

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