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The Loneliest Number

lonelycitylaing-199x300My review of Olivia Laing’s new book The Lonely City is just out.

I was offended and dismayed by The New York Times review last week, which not only brings up Laing’s appearance but then refers us to the author’s photo to conclude that she is “utterly unhideous.” If you read the book she’s painfully self conscious about being judged by the beauty standards imposed upon women, so just — wow.

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