Frustrated because you can’t very well buy the Steve Jobs biography for all your Republican uncles this Christmas? Well the Paris Review has the perfect solution: a holiday auction offering the company of its editors and friends! Act quickly — high tea with Jon-Jon Goulian, “one of New York’s best read and dressed and most charming conversationalists,” is going for $100.
Also on offer are meals with Paris Review editors, including Lorin Stein (to discuss Henry Green’s Loving), Sadie Stein (Barbara Pym’s Excellent Women) and Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn (Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot “over a bowl of tatziki.”)
And then there’s the invite to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit party, sure to be a major draw for your average Paris Review reader.