When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” Toby Fleishhman, 41, is recently divorced. That means he has just discovered the new world of dating apps and he can’t believe how, unlike before he was married, easy it is to find dates – and sex. He’s thrilled.
But this is just one part of the story. As Brodesser-Akner told Diane, she’s also interested in examining how well the institution of marriage is working, especially for women, as society strives toward gender parity.
- Taffy Brodesser-Akner Writer, New York Times Magazine
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