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Domestic Violets: Corporate Shenanigans or Literary Legacy

Imagine a fictional¬† son of John Updike (Couples and Rabbit Updike, before he begin living entirely in his own head). Add healthy doses of Dave Barry and Scott Adams and sprinkle with a little hipster. This is Tom Violet, the snarky, mis-employed son of critically acclaimed, womanizing author Curtis Violet. Matthew Norman’s Domestic Violets details […]

Who Isn’t Just A Little Bit Julie and Julia?

I just finished reading Julie and Julia¬†by Julie Powell. I have heard some readers did not enjoy it, regarding Julie as whiny and self-indulgent, but I get her, I really do. Because what better illustrates the dark underbelly of the American Dream than Julie slogging her days away at a grunt job while saving her […]