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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Nobody does Yale better...

Book Review: Tired Tale of Neurotic Coed
Tue Mar 15,10:10 AM ET

Reviews - AP
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer
College is supposed to be a time of freedom, a time to explore new things and learn how to think for yourself. This is precisely why "Chloe Does Yale," a novel by Yale graduate Natalie Krinsky, is so disappointing.
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There is virtually nothing fresh about this tired tale of a neurotic coed sloshing through campus life. Instead, the novel reads as if Krinsky had watched every episode of "Sex and the City" and had simply tried to mimic her favorite characters. Of course, she also mimics herself.
Krinsky wrote a sex column while a student at Yale and her heroine, Chloe Carrington, is a sex columnist for the Yale Daily News. Chloe is also from New York and obsessed with couture and her looks. Her column is titled "Sex and the (Elm) City." She's sometimes confident but also extremely insecure, much like Carrie Bradshaw, a character made famous by author Candace Bushnell and portrayed on the HBO series by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Yet another book I could have written better. I was too busy at Yale writing theater and arts reviews to write a sex column. Although I am sure she has nothing on me! My first twenty two were Yale men. Oh, except for that one member of the British sailing team. No wonder I married a British Marine!


  • At 7:12 AM, Blogger Dr.Philomena said…

    Don't know. I just couldnt be into a sex column written by someone younger than me.


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