Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Interesting, gossipy

This is from yesterday's Shelf Awarness email:

For those of us who spent too much time in the woods last week: There's a literary angle to the story of former Senator John Edwards's affair with Rielle Hunter. Hunter was once known as Lisa Druck, who in the 1980s was, shall we say, active on the party circuit in Manhattan. During that time, Jay McInerney was her boyfriend for at least a few months. He said later, "I spent a lot of time with her and her friends, whose behavior intrigued and appalled me to such an extent that I ended up basing a novel on the experience." The book is Story of My Life (Vintage, $12, 9780679722571/0679722572), first published in 1988. The Druck/Hunter character is Alison Poole.

In yesterday's New York Times, Maureen Dowd commented: "When you appall Jay McInerney, you know you're in trouble."


Now, we'll have to read the book!

6 comments:

Angela said...

Sounds interesting!!! Thanks for sharing with us!
*HUGS*

The Guider said...

Fantastic quote!

Rambling Woods said...

John Edward's behavior is disappointing. I hope it doesn't the affect chance to get Obama elected....

dot said...

And I hope it DOES affect Obama's chance of getting elected. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
If you read the book come back and give us a review.

Dianne said...

I love Maureen's quote but I usually love everything she says.

I feel bad for Elizabeth but it's not my concern and it shouldn't be news.

the teach said...

Yes, Jay, I'm going to have to read the book! And I have no time to read it! :)

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