Thursday, March 18, 2004


A New York Magazine columnist responds to Myrna Blyth’s book, Spin Sisters : How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America . The columnist had an interesting observation about the difference between men's and women's magazines.

Men’s magazines reassure their readers from the get-go. You’re a womanizing slob who drinks too much? Hey, that’s cool. The assumption is that you’re okay; it’s the car or the stereo that needs fixing. Women’s magazines work from the premise that their readers want, and need, to improve their lives.

Real estate prices in New York have gone up 28% in five months. Between the house hunting frenzy and the angst over my kid attending PS 187, there is just too much stress around here.

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