Friday, September 19, 2008

Girls, You Simply Have To Read "American Wife"!

Darlings, Curtis Sittenfeld's "American Wife" is the literary event of the season, and I mean, if you have not read it you will not be able to show yourself at any parties this autumn, no matter what designer you are wearing. One reason why this is such an event is that finally with this novel Sittenfeld deservedly earns all the praise she did not deserve for her first book, "Prep." Encased in the story of a first lady who just may be Laura Bush--though Priscilla, the Barbara stand-in is the real horror!-- this novel encompasses the pressures upon pre-sexual revolution men and women, the roles that these times constricted them to, and how this constriciton shaped two individuals who rose to the top of America's political heap. Girls, I never gave a damn about the Bushes, but this novel is so compelling it will have you thinking that maybe LB is more complex than we first thought. Well, darlings, anyone is. Look how complex I am, what with what it takes to be SO fabulous. So do not be the social zero at this season's array of parties.
Read "American Wife." And don't forget to shop at Diane Von Furstenberg, 14th Street and Washinton. Love to all, girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!