Posts Tagged ‘Susan Braudy’s Diary’

Three Muggings and a $100 Profit

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Learning from having your adrenaline switch tested By Susan Braudy Thank goodness muggings are pretty much a thing of my past. Some things are getting better—a lot better—in our town. My first mugging took place at dusk on the University of Pennsylvania campus. A man pushed a wad of dollar bills into my coat pocket [&hellip
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Gloria Allred: A Fighting Spirit

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The women’s rights lawyer’s autobiography leaves me feeling empowered By Susan Braudy I’ll stop cracking my knuckles, gentle reader, to tell you how powerful I feel after reading the inspirational page-turner Fight Back and Win by Gloria Allred, the world-changing women’s rights lawyer from California. Your diarist is no slouch either; she has corrected history [&hellip
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My Philip Roth

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Laughing till I can’t breathe with the great American novelist By Susan Braudy Philip Roth is a street treasure. We see him strolling 57th Street and the Upper West Side. The only place to begin a short rumination about him is with a priceless quote from the greatest American novel of the last century: “She [&hellip
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Thoughts on ‘The English Vice’

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New York needs a more European approach when it comes to sexuality By Susan Braudy I recently read that Christopher Hitchens’ upcoming memoir tells of his passionate love affairs with boys in boarding school in England. No big deal for the now-married, smart-as-a-whip pundit and gray eminence. Have we missed the boat? I think so
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Gold Is Beautiful

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Musing race complexities in the age of Obama By Susan Braudy Years ago, I took the A train to Harlem to speculate about living in a refurbished brownstone with thick walls. But that night I dreamed about losing my long view up Central Park and awoke homesick. In Harlem, I strolled into the Studio Museum [&hellip
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Behold the Humble Mutt

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Who could begrudge Sadie the scottie her hotdog treat for winning Westminster this year? I think her silky coat and expressive eyebrows are spectacular. But remember Bill Maher’s question: When will we start shooting bankers? In the same vein, I ask you, gentle reader, when will we start shooting dog breeders? Or regulating their quest [&hellip
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