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An Om of Her Own

Monday, March 31, 2008

Blogger and writer Debra Galant looks at the trials and tribulations of suburban life in her new novel, Fear and Yoga in New Jersey.

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Comments [14]

ileen from upper west side

This book/blog sounds like a bore. For an actual funny/touching book about NJ suburban living, read The Other Shulman by Alan Zweibel.

Apr. 01 2008 03:37 PM
Gene

--sheesh, tough room.

Ah well, a little humor goes a long way!

Apr. 01 2008 03:56 AM
Kim

Great interview! Reminds me of this blog I came across today.

http://stuffwhiteparentslike.com

Mar. 31 2008 11:48 PM
Debbie Galant from glen ridge

sheesh, tough room.

Mar. 31 2008 12:39 PM
MMM from Plainfield

#6 has it right. These are just places to live. There is nothing to defend in either of these choices.

Mar. 31 2008 11:06 AM
Gene

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.

Mar. 31 2008 11:05 AM
Katie Kennedy from Huntington, NY

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

Mar. 31 2008 11:01 AM
Fred Bachmann from Bloomfield, NJ

Glen Ridge, slightly more white!

Mar. 31 2008 10:59 AM
noelle from upper montclair

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.

Mar. 31 2008 10:56 AM
Jimmy from Brooklyn

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.

Mar. 31 2008 10:55 AM
Jim from NJ

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

Mar. 31 2008 10:55 AM
Jo from Westfield NJ

I use my ipod food shopping.

Mar. 31 2008 10:54 AM
sheela

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.

Mar. 31 2008 10:54 AM
Paulo from Paterson, New Jersey

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.

Mar. 31 2008 10:50 AM

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