Do not ask Katie Roiphe what she’s been working on. In today’s installment of "Stray Questions," on The Times‘ Paper Cuts blog, Dwight Garner asks the author and NYU journalism professor just that and receives this answer:
When Garner asks whose books she finds herself shelved next to, Roiphe says, "Occasionally my books are next to my mother’s books, which is a little strange, and reminds me of the extreme lack of imagination I showed in my career choice. It also reminds me of something my older sister said to me once: ‘Our entire professional lives can be reduced to the kind of drawing that children make for their mother to put up on the refrigerator with magnets.’"
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