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Vanity Fair editor advocates self-sufficiency in new book

By | May 4, 2007

Any discussion of what women “should” do is fraught with sexism, classism, ageism and even “parent-ism.” It is impossible to examine women’s lives without wading through a complex web of judgments and opinion-riddled research. In “The Feminine Mistake,” Leslie Bennetts, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, attempts to educate (and terrify) women about the dangers…

Author offers satirical perspective on film industry

By | Mar 23, 2007

Had Groucho Marx been commissioned to write “The Idiot’s Guide to Hollywood,” his efforts might have turned out something like “Bambi vs. Godzilla,” David Mamet’s informative though absurd take on the movie business. Mamet, for lack of a less irritating phrase, is a literary triple threat. Author of 50 or more plays, screenplays and books,…

Comedian gives off-color guidelines for etiquette

By | Nov 16, 2006

There really is no better way to make money than by taking advantage of unsuspecting house guests. This seems to be Amy Sedaris’ mantra in her book, “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence” ($27.99). As the title suggests, Sedaris dedicates the better portion of her words to drug and alcohol references, but also informs…