Margalit Fox channels Dorothy Parker?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 15 00:24:29 UTC 2012

On Aug 14, 2012, at 5:37 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> 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. […] )
Among them:
"The advice she offered Cosmopolitan's readers on winning the right friends and influencing the right people was squarely in the tradition of Dale Carnegie, if less vertically inclined."

LH, wishing *all* NYT obituary writers had the advantage of training in linguistics like the artful Ms. Fox

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