Jane Smiley Wonders: Has Writer Jennifer Weiner Thrown In The Towel?

The inimitable Jane Smiley reviewed chick-lit doyenne Jennifer Weiner's new novel, Some Girls for the Philadelphia Inquirer over the weekend, and she wonders why the cover is so goddamn pink. "The pinkness of the novel implies to me that Weiner herself has given up seeking a wider audience, and so given up developing… » 4/08/08 5:00pm 4/08/08 5:00pm

The Continued, Downward Slide Of 'The Starter Wife'

Okay it's official: The Starter Wife sucks. But because we embarked this particular television-miniseries train when it started, we're loathe to just jump off. After the jump, some basic (and we mean basic) facts and observations about the latest adventures of Molly Kagan and her spoiled-silly friends... for those who… » 6/15/07 5:38pm 6/15/07 5:38pm