Two memoirs—Eve Pell’s “We Used to Own the Bronx” and Christopher Buckley’s “Losing Mum and Pup”—demonstrate, each in its own way, that all that glitters is not gold and that the price exacted by extreme social anxiety is very high indeed. A feast of the higher gossip and raw meat for social anthropologists.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Megan Hustad, the author of “How to Be Useful,” is writing a book about class in America. She lives in New York.