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Asparagus Tops

“There’s the public sexual confrontation of eating someone’s clothes. There’s the absurdity of it. And, of course, I always try to make the food taste good.” 

The Art of Hanging Out

Miss Didion surely deserves a wide audience among those readers who may still be turned on by such qualities as grace, sophistication, nuance, irony and, as Miss Didion observed in another context, “what used to be called character.”

Monumental Trivialist

John O’Hara exaggerated the externals of American life because he personally was so smitten by them, and this is surely one reason why his reputation has shrunk to a husk of what it once was.

The Listeners

A chat with a shrink, a bartender, a hairdresser, a priest, and a switchboard operator to find out the things people tell them.

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