How nifty was the story “Good Neighbors” in the June 8 & 15, 2009 New Yorker? I so enjoy Jonathan Franzen, and I so enjoy that he is not Jonathan Safran Foer, who I dislike for no particular reason except it just seems to be the right thing to do. Anyway, this line has been reverberating in my head for a week, so much did it make me laugh:
Merrie, who was ten years older than Patty and looked every year of it, had formerly been active with the S.D.S. in Madison and was now very active in the craze for Beaujolais nouveau.
Oh, too, too much. It made my week!