October 24, 2018
I recently came across an article in Marie Claire magazine dated June 2018 with the headline, “How to Choose a Partner” by Pamela Druckerman. Below the head was an intriguing subhead: “In this exclusive exerpt from her new book, There Are No Grown-Ups, the author reflects on how she ditched boys and found a man.”
Since everyone in New York talks and writes about this subject fairly often, I thought I’d give it a fast once-over because it was probably everything I’d already heard. Then, I started reading and found it was very well written, insightful and deliciously funny. I checked Amazon and yes, one can purchase the book for: Kindle ($13.99), hardcover ($16.20) or paperback ($18.76).
For now, I’ll just stick with this article – however, Amazon does have an eye-catching paragraph about Pamela that says, “The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.”
Frcnch vs. Us – I saw this firsthand at the beach on the island of Guadeloupe where American mothers watched, scolded and hovered. The French barely remembered they had children -- both sides survived beautifully
IN MARIE CLAIRE: HER WACKY ROMANCES
Eating well in Russia – Photo courtesy of National Geographic Traveler, July 2018
A scene at the tip of Baja, Mexico where it’s too dangerous to swim in the ocean
IT WAS RARE TO GET ANY CONCRETE GUIDANCE
THEN A ROMANTIC MIRACLE HAPPENED
AMAZON WEIGHS IN WITH THESE THOUGHTS
Part frank memoir, part hilarious investigation of daily life, “There Are No Grown-Ups” looks at the in-between decade when…
This looks like a terrific plane/train book to me. What do you think?
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.