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Better Than Sane The thing about writers is this: Sometimes you have to let them retreat to their private little zones and go a bit crazy. Rose, a flittering child of...Better Than SaneNonfiction The thing about writers is this: Sometimes you have to let them retreat to their private little zones and go a bit crazy. Rose, a flittering child of...2004-05-07
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Better Than Sane

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Alison Rose

The thing about writers is this: Sometimes you have to let them retreat to their private little zones and go a bit crazy. Rose, a flittering child of privilege who dabbled in acting and modeling in 1960s Manhattan, finally put crazy to good use when she landed a dream job at The New Yorker. Relying on feminine wiles, a wide-open heart, and impressive writing skills, Rose embarked on a citywide circuit of Janice Dickinson – meets – Dorothy Parker adventures. She’s at times unrelentingly cold and obtuse (”I don’t see why my pleasure with self-pity should give anyone else a bad opinion of me or why I should care that it does”), but her most passionate desire is to tell a damn good story. And who can quibble with that?

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