Loved the Manqués

To the Editor:

Re “Meet the Manqués” [Oct. 15]:

That was really the wittiest and sharpest, and really the most divinely relevant chart of anything that any newspaper or magazine, anywhere, has published since Esquire’s two-page spread anatomizing the publishing and literary worlds of the mid-60’s—long before it became Esquire manqué.

I’m sure people will be adding their own manqués to The Observer’s seminal list for years to come.

But didn’t The Observer omit one truly egregious manqué, one whose name should shine out above all the others?

I mean, if Judith Giuliani isn’t Nancy Reagan ultra-manqué, who is she?

Elliott Sirkin
Boston, Mass. Loved the Manqués