THE SPARE WIFE
By Alex Witchel
Alfred A. Knopf, 286 pages, $23.95
The characters in Alex Witchel’s new novel, The Spare Wife, have all the familiar markings of chick-lit New Yorkers: magazine jobs, plastic surgery, personal trainers, expensive apartments, adulterous love affairs, baby lust. But they’re not quite the quirkily carefree civilians of Read More
Jitney alert! The frost is still on the trees, but the ho-ho-ho-Hamptons are pressing down upon Manhattan like a hair-straightening flatiron as ( deep breath ) the Child Development Center of the Hamptons Foundation for Special Children holds a “Kite Dance” benefit at the Pierre. (Anyone else have that “Let’s Go Fly Read More
Me Times Three , by Alex Witchel. Alfred A. Knopf, 304 pages, $22.
“Funny business, a woman’s career. The things you drop on your way up the ladder, so you can move faster-you forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether Read More
Last gawsp of the 90′s? For a while there, it seemed like one couldn’t go into a nightclub without the men whipping out their cigars and a solitary lady (with a great show of false, flirtatious bravado ) following suit. It was a time of stinky breath , heightened oral cancer and Read More