Publishing’s newest relationship expert, J. Courtney Sullivan, was born on Aug. 10, 1981. The “J.” is for Julie. She is, according to her great-aunt, a distant cousin on her father’s side to Helen Gurley Brown.
Ms. Sullivan is the author of Dating Up: Dump the Schlump and Find a Quality Man, which Warner Books will Read More
Down 42nd Street: Sex, Money, Culture, and Politics at the Crossroads of the World , by Marc Eliot. Warner Books, 352 pages, $27.95.
The new iron law of publishing: Any institution that has counted both Celeste Holm and John Gotti as major stakeholders merits its own book. Marc Eliot’s Down 42nd Street reaches back to Read More
On a recent Sunday morning, anyone who passed by the Starbucks on St. Marks Place might have seen an unassuming man dressed in a tattered Princeton sweatshirt, khaki pants and beaten-up tennis shoes sitting by the window. He looked like any of the thousands of unshaven, anonymous, ambitious young men who fill New York’s coffee Read More
Street Kingdom: Five Years Inside the Franklin Avenue Posse , by Douglas Century. Warner Books, 415 pages, $25.
Several years ago, at an elementary-school Christmas play in upstate New York, I sat behind three white fourth-graders from the most remote and poorest section of the rural school district. In all likelihood, the boys had never Read More