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Twenty Suggestions For Mother's Day Gifts You Won't Find In Store Windows or 'Recommended' Lists

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

My mother is now 93, with all her marbles intact. She spends her time on the computer and she's been places on the Web I've never thought to go. She's pretty much memorized the Wall Street Journal before I wake up. Find something cool for her-- why not? My mother's life experience suggests that moms aren't what they used to be. Which makes gifting more difficult on Mother's Day-- or any day.

A Well-Mannered Vanderbilt Heiress? In Dead End Gene Pool, Wendy Burden Is a Wild Child

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Wendy Burden is Cornelius Vanderbilt's great-great-great granddaughter. It is astonishing, given her bloodline, that she could pull herself together enough to write Dead End Gene Pool.

Thomas Hoving, Wendy Burden and the End of Elite Privelige?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

The tea sandwiches were delectable. Those in attendance, mostly establishment types, were mostly stylishly dressed. Mr. Hoving would certainly have approved.

Writing As Therapy: How Three Women Transformed Loss Into Longhand

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Doyle Palmer

All three of these women have gone through significant and profound loss and all three are seriously the funniest people I know. Hard to pull off, but they do, in person and in their books.