Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thanks for all the interest in the Femina piece, guys. Truth be told, I had no idea it would be running and I only learned about it when a couple of readers emailed me about it. Unfortunately, there isn't a web link for the article, so here is a scanned version for those who are curious. A few disclaimers:
-Believe it or not, the Femina folks managed to find a photo of me with a child that isn't mine...! The baby is my adorable nephew A., making his second appearance on this blog.
-The piece was written by a freelance author named Aparna who has become an email pen-pal of mine. The entire thing was conducted via email.
-The editing of the article was rather...liberal. Things that I never said/wrote appear in quotes. For instance, though I love my husband, the phrase "man of my dreams" would never cross my lips unless I was discussing the Curtis Sittenfeld book. I have no intention to quit my job as a lawyer because of all the fame and fortune and endless glamour a comic strip can provide...! And I don't believe I have ever said "who could ask for anything more" in my entire life. Just to name a few.
All that aside, I was psyched to see "Brown Girls" and my little A. in an Indian glossy and I am similarly excited to welcome all the new readers who have come from Femina--"who could ask for anything more"...heh...