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  • Book review: 'Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford' by Leslie Brody

    Book review: 'Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford' by Leslie Brody
    In their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...