Second Hand Rose

Shopping in thrift stores has, over the years, been a hobby, a challenge and a budget-stretching activity — “now more than ever” (to cite a well-worn line of hype) in retirement. As much fun as the shopping itself was writing about it and watching Barbra’s renditions of “Second Hand Rose” on YouTube for inspiration.

My essay, “Second Hand Pearls … Second Hand Curls” was published this summer in the annual print journal upstreet. Order it here.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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1 Response to Second Hand Rose

  1. Really identify with this venture into the thrift shop world. Only troubling fact now is my own clothes that I bought 30 years ago & in many cases still wearing, have become sought-after vintage!

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