There is a list in my latest read, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953, of young Sylvia's "vitals." I enjoyed them so much that I thought I'd share a few of my favorites here! These are taken word-for-word from the book... if you're a fellow (fashion) history nerd, scoop up a copy as fast as you can! Trust me.
1. She went on sixty-seven dates between July 1 and August 31 in the summer of 1949.
2. She adored Marilyn Monroe but disliked Brigitte Bardot and Lolita.
3. She never wrote in cursive.
4. She once bought a raincoat for its pink lining – “because I have never had anything pink-colored.”
5. She drank her coffee black in America but added cream in Europe.
6. She could cook only one dish – devil’s food cake, from a mix.
7. She once adopted a twirling stray cat and named it Nijinsky – because of its leaping grace.
(Umbrella sketch by Ms. Sylvia Plath herself; via)