What was I doing, helping Joan Collins flog copies of her sizzling new self-help mega-tome, The Art of Living Well: Looking Good, Feeling Great (Sourcebooks), on my 54th birthday last Monday at the Borders store in the Time Warner Center? A fair question.
Several months ago, I was asked by the Borders events manager to Read More
“Read any good books lately?” It’s a corny question, but one that has been successfully vanquishing conversational lulls at cocktail parties since Jackie Collins was knee-high to Barbara Cartland.
This holiday season, a new and perverse variation on this age-old standby is making the rounds at Manhattan soirées. Instead of “Read any good books Read More
Peyton Amberg , by Tama Janowitz. St. Martin’s Press, 335 pages, $24.95.
Trashy books fall into two basic categories: first, those bodice-rippers with puffed fuschia-lamé lettering and “sizzling!” blurbs by daytime-soap stars. This group includes Jackie Collins, Sidney Sheldon and Judith Krantz-authors who know exactly what they do and love it, and drive red Read More
Are you one of those adorable naïfs who toted a copy of Memoirs of a Geisha to the beach in a misguided and insanely unsuccessful attempt to appear highbrow? Your pseudo-intellectual honey trap backfired, didn’t it? Remember that swarm of wankers who buzzed around your beach towel? Don’t rerun that pathos-drenched movie this year.
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