An apple a day keeps the homework away.
We don't care if she's slaying vampires or working as a nanny or living in Philadelphia. It's chick lit, so who cares? You know what we call what men write? Books.
The place looked like an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue.
the sassy best friend.
where happiness and happily ever-after doesn't begin at size 0 and end at size 6 and where there are possibilities for love and happiness and professional success and great friends and a wonderful life even if you don't look like one of those girls in the magazines.
You need the sizzle to sell the steak. Maybe people will pick up this book and go see the movie.
It's important for there to be women in the public eye who are bigger than these little twig movie stars.
Though details of the book are specific to Connecticut, ... what happens on the playground with the mothers (their social competition) is sort of universal. ... The irony is that even the women who seem to be the most together are feeling the same sort of insecurity. I think that there's anxiety felt by women who gave up careers in the city and wonder about the choice, and do that 'The grass is greener' thing. There's this pervasive attitude in America that if you have money nothing can go wrong, which isn't true ... often, economic security in fact is illusory.
Kate has a lot of anxiety about not living up to the standard of motherhood in this town, in this context.
The larger things that this book -- and all my books -- revolve around are a woman's id, ... And how she defines herself in the world around her. ... I've always been interested in issues of what has been defined as maternity and how it's changed. ... For both Kate and Kitty, they're twins in a way; I didn't want to whack the reader over the head with it, but with Kate, her mother was the sun that everything revolves around, and for Kitty, it was about a mother that wasn't there.
I wasn't trying to whap anybody over the head with my own politics or my own beliefs, ... But I do think there are many social critics on the right who've made great careers for themselves going around the country telling women to stay home. ... There's a romanticism about motherhood, that you can drop out of the cold, hard male world of working, and get that brass ring of motherhood ... but I think that what feminism fought for was every woman to do what she wanted to. The message increasingly is that you can have one or the other, but not both. And men, well, they get both.
Oh, it's all true.
Weight is the physical reality for the character, but it's also a metaphor for all the ways women feel they don't fit in.
Clearly, we couldn't hyphenate.
The truth of it is that most novels that go to Hollywood don't get optioned, ... And most novels that get optioned never get made. And of the ones that do get made, it's not always something that the writer's happy with. And I'm so happy with this movie.
It's the calm before the storm.
I grew up in Simsbury, outside of Hartford, but have always been interested in (Fairfield County). I've read all of the books, from John Cheever on There is a timelessness to snobbery and exclusion.
You have these highly educated, high-powered women adjusting to being mothers and they are determined to be the best mothers.