Remember "Solider In The Family: Confronting A Son's Decision To Enlist"? The Vogue cover piece by that lady who learns the hard way that some people are in Iraq not because they are aggro rednecks but because it turns out making a living writing masturbatory pieces about your life isn't actually the inalienable right of all Americans, when — horrors! — her own SON ZACH enlists in the army? That is, actually um, her "stepson." Which is to say, ahem, the son of her boyfriend to whom she is not only not married but who lives in a totally separate house. We know this because we just talked to Zach's actual mom. Who was not exactly stoked about the eight "step-" words sprinkled throughout Maggie McGuane's piece on their happy "family of six"! Or anything else about the piece. "She cooks them dinner, she's involved in their lives," Zach's mom Robin conceded to us. "But the story..." also admits Maggie never wrote him one letter when he was away at training camp! So Robin wrote us a letter on the stuff Maggie left out.
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