Jeffrey Eugenides’s Vest Speaks: ‘The Most Famous Hermaphroditic Vest in History’

“I am a vest who has appeared on a Times Square billboard and many other fine photos that have included Jeffrey Eugenides,” says the Twitter description for @EugenidesVest, the outlet for the most ignominious item in the wardrobe of the novelist Jeffrey Eugenides. The vest gained national prominence after being featured in a billboard in Times Square, where it is shown flapping in the wind as Mr. Eugenides strides forth.

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Mr. Eugenides has a long essay up at The Millions today about writing The Marriage Plot, but we’re more interested in the wisdom dispensed by the vest. It really gets around town.

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