This book/blog sounds like a bore. For an actual funny/touching book about NJ suburban living, read The Other Shulman by Alan Zweibel.
--sheesh, tough room.
Ah well, a little humor goes a long way!
Great interview! Reminds me of this blog I came across today.
sheesh, tough room.
#6 has it right. These are just places to live. There is nothing to defend in either of these choices.
This whole episode was just insufferable.
As a person with one foot in the city and one in suburbia, I meet officious, snobby people--or shallow people concerned with utter nonsense, as in this segment--in both places, with some regularity. I find ways to avoid them--quickly. There are too many others around who are stimulating and fun.
There are unique riches--and people--to be found in whatever place or lifestyle you are a part of.
Brian,You were in the wrong Long Island town. Just five minutes away on 25A (aka Northern Boulevard) is Main Street Huntington. Huntington village is full of shops, a Starbucks (of course), restaurants and pedestrians. We live in the village because we can't afford to live in "the city."Katie
Glen Ridge, slightly more white!
Baristanet.com is full of postings that allow people to snark at each other in anonymity and rarely allows for smart discourse, but that seems to be the nature of postings in general.
White glove lady indeed, you sound like a colonists...the suburbs are just a place to live, just like Manhattan, there's nothing good or bad about it.
No surprise a re-plant from VIRGINIA, the non sense of place capital of the world, would think she has insight to anywhere she happens to be, even NJ
I use my ipod food shopping.
Maybe this is realistic but it's grossing me out. Wear black and buy an iphone. Yuk.
Yah, I'm sure everyone in Montclair is obsessed with the identity of this yoga teacher.
This is a New Jersey is completely unfamiliar to me... the Jersey I know is the one where the f-word isn't a word.. it's a comma.
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