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an education

Posted in books and stories, Uncategorized by Kaitlin on March 16, 2010

lynn barber, an education, book, cover, american, us, inspiration, adaptation, memoir, nonfictionLynn Barber’s memoir is a quick read – I read it in an afternoon.  I’ll admit, the only reason I bought this was because I had heard good things about the movie, but Barber’s voice makes it a must. She is succinct, but knows when to dab an extra bit of description.

The movie, “An Education,” is based on an article published in “Granta,” which Barber later expanded into the book. Her memoir starts with her earliest memories and continues into 2009. She has led a fascinating life.

Barber worked for “Penthouse” and published the revolutionary book “How to Improve Your Man in Bed.” She also worked for “Vanity Fair” and wrote “The Heyday of Natural History” chronicling how Darwinism affected Victorian natural history books. Barber is a dryly witty Scheherazade, an incredibly versatile new journalist and all this young writer could ever hope to be. lynn barber, smoking, author, photo, writer, black and white, woman, interviewer, journalist, an education, bookGay Talese step aside, this writing major has a new idol.

early halloween

Posted in diary, movies and television by Kaitlin on October 25, 2009

We celebrated Halloween a little early at a costume party last night. The flatmates and I wanted wow-able costumes group style. After much brainstorming and a little thrifting we came up with this:

us as arthur

In case, you don’t recognize our rad duds here’s a hint:

arthur

We three are Buster Baxter, Muffy Crosswire and Arthur Read. Don’t get it? Then you’ve never seen Arthur, a wonderful pbskids’ cartoon that’s still running. It comes on weekdays at 5 and 5:30 – you should def catch it if you can.