Go Ask Alice: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Welcome to 'Fine Lines', the Friday feature in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children's and YA books we loved in our youth. This week, writer / reviewer / blogger Lizzie Skurnick reads 'Go Ask Alice', the "anonymous"ly-written, 1971 story of a girl who keeps the worst… » 7/25/08 3:40pm 7/25/08 3:40pm

Why Can't More First Daughters Be As Cool As Alice Roosevelt?

Even though she'd probably be kinda fun to get drunk with, Jenna Bush is a real Debbie Downer these days with her book Ana's Story where everyone is poor and gets AIDS. Barbara seems similarly into boozing but what has she done for me lately? Neither of these pallid first daughters can really measure up to the… » 11/01/07 10:30am 11/01/07 10:30am