The first volume of a three-book memoir by historian and journalist Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, 'Myself, Elsewhere' covers the period between 1922, the start of what National Artist Nick Joaquin called Manila's "most glittering decade" and 1945, the destruction of Manila. Nakpil (b. 1922) provides historical background and foreground to the highly personal account of her early years and family history. The book also describes the cultural frame, the manners, and morals, gossip and intrigue of Ermita before the second World War with both humor and sorrow over its tragedy.
Nakpil Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 191 pages / BW