Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Cure for Synesthesia

Maureen Seaberg
3 min readOct 9, 2020

Holly Golightly Was an Emotion to Color Synesthete

Holly Golightly escaping the “mean reds” at the iconic Fifth Avenue store.

In 1958 when Truman Capote published the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Time magazine declared its heroine Holly Golightly, “the hottest kitten ever to hit the typewriter keys” of Mr. Capote. “She’s a cross between a grown-up Lolita and a teen-age Auntie Mame …alone and a little afraid in a lot of beds she never made.”

Maureen Seaberg

Coauthor of Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel (HMH). Published in the New York Times, National Geographic, Psychology Today.