Monthly Archives: December 2012

Liz Smith: Recalling the Great, Great PR Woman

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“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult,” said Charlotte Whitton back in the ’70s. We don’t want to dwell on tragedy — everyday there are losses everywhere. But recently we had three deaths among important women — Nora Ephron, Helen […]

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Dear Margo: Chri$tmas $hopping Blue$

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Man is Certainly Stark Mad

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“Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens,” wrote Montaigne back in the 1600s. I am sitting here with a cup of coffee writing for my still-alive syndicated newspapers and for the Internet and I am wondering — are you still reading any […]

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Liz Smith: Terrific As Always

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“I AM confused by life, and feel safe within the confines of the theater,” said Helen Hayes. RAN INTO the divine actress Jessica Walter at the official opening of “Dead Accounts,” the new Broadway show starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes as brother and sister. I was seated across the aisle from Jessica, in […]

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Liz Smith: Writers Who “Thrill” Me

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“MURDER IS always a mistake. One should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner,” said Oscar Wilde. I LOVE reading thrillers. As you might know, Lee Childs of the Jack Reacher series is my current crush and soon we will be seeing Tom Cruise playing him in the movies. I am always hoping I […]

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