Friday, June 26, 2009

Must-read column by Vicki Iovine

I recently decided to make the best of the fact that it's been 60 degrees and raining here in Boston since, oh, April, by starting to read the "Twilight" saga. I figured that if the Northeast is slowly turning into the Pacific Northwest, climate-wise, I might as well find some appropriate reading material for the transformation. I didn't have high hopes for these books as far as the writing goes, and while they certainly ain't Jane Austen, they really do suck you in. As it were.

That's why I laughed so hard when I read this new Huff Post column by the always-awesome Vicki Iovine, author of the Girlfriends' Guide books on parenting. Iovine links her furtive middle-aged-mom addiction to the "Twilight" books with her annoyance over Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, and their ilk, and it's pretty damn funny. Vampire or no, I'd take Edward Cullen over Mark Sanford any day.


Broadway Carl said...

My wife read the first of the Twilight series and became so addicted, finished the entire series in a week! ...Then she wished she'd married a vampire. She didn't outwardly say so... but I know.

...I know.

Fraulein said...

Ha -- I love it! He DOES seem terribly romantic, this Edward Cullen. Except for the whole "undead" thing.