Pamela Moore (September 22, 1937–June 7, 1964) was educated at Barnard college. Her first book, Chocolates for Breakfast, was published when she was eighteen and became an international bestseller. Moore went on to write four more novels, including Pigeons of St. Mark’s Place, The Exile of Suzy-Q, and The Horsy Set.
CHOCOLATES FOR BREAKFAST (2013)
The long out-of-print 1956 internationally bestselling novel—over one million copies in English plus translated into a dozen languages—by eighteen year old Pamela Moore. Considered America’s answer to the French sensation Bonjour Tristesse, Chocolates for Breakfast stars Courtney Farrell, a classic disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. An unusual sexual-coming-of-age story, scandalous in its day, as well as the story of Courtney’s close and ultimately tragic friendship with her boarding school roommate Janet Parker. The popularity of the name Courtney for women is considered to be a direct result of this novel.
Lena Dunham names it a Summer Read for Vogue.
“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
Rights: Harper Perennial, North America; Mondadori, Italy; Desk, Slovenia; Cheongmirae; Korea; Laffont, France; Fumeisha, Japan; Altin Bilek, Turkey; Raben & Sjorgen, Denmark; UTA, Film.