Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Literature for the Rich

I'm sure no one will want to miss this, 7 p.m., Thursday 6/1 at the Philadelphia Central Library, announcement posted on a sign in the lobby:

"McSweeney's co-founder and editor-at-large Sean Wilsey grew up in San Francisco's privileged social scene. His father was a millionaire and womanizer, his mother a ditzy activist . . . their story played out like episodes from Dallas and Falcon Crest across the society pages of the day. Oh the Glory of It All is a searing, ironic, and often funny portrait of Wilsey's life with his rich, disfunctional (sic) family."

"The distinguished writer and New Yorker contributor Francine du Plessix Gray is the daughter of Conde Nast mastermind Alexander Liberman and Tatiana du Plessix Gray, gifted Russian emigres who consorted with Dali and Dietrich at the heights of the New York fashion world. . . ."

An original aristocrat reading with one of the new ones-- a great picture of today's establishment literary world.

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