Margalit Fox channels Dorothy Parker?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 14 21:37:16 UTC 2012

 From Margalit Fox's obituary of Helen Gurley Brown on the front page
of today's New York Times:

"She was 90, although parts of her were considerably younger."*

Worthy of Dorothy?  (Other lines in Fox's appreciation are nearly as
good.  Although Fox alleges that Brown coined "mouseburger"; I see in
the OED that the Daily Times-News of Burlington, N.C. had it 11 years earlier.)


* Later listed as "restoration work" -- "a nose job, breast
augmentation, face-lifts, eye-lifts and injections of silicone into
her face to keep wrinkles at bay, among other procedures."

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